Blountstown High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter was well represented at the organization’s National Leadership Conference. Harlea Perdue, who recently graduated with the Class of 2011, brought home first place in the nation in the Agribusiness competition.
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The 2011 O-zone all star team would like to thank our community and corporate sponsors for helping make this trip to Avon Park, Fl possible. The team finished the tournament with a 2 - 2 record. The wins come against Port St. Joe and Hardee County.
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Alicia Inez Todd of Hosford passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, in Blountstown at the age of 48.
She was born on August 7, 1962 in Ft. Myers, Florida, and had lived in Liberty County most of her life. She worked as a certified nurse assistant and was also a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Melvin Durden; her mother, Louise Durden; and a son, Malcolm David Richter.
Survivors include three daughters, Traci Lynn Todd of Woodville, Rebecca Perkins of Bristol, and Josie Coover and her husband, Sam, of Clarksville; six brothers, Joe Durden and his wife, Julia, of Blountstown, Steve Kirkpatrick of Hosford, Charlie Kirkpatrick and his wife, Jojean, of Bristol, Roy Kirkpatrick of Arcadia, Florida, Dennis Kirkpatrick of Tampa, Florida, and J. D. Kirkpatrick of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Sarah Lee and her husband, Carl, and Glenis Stout, both of Bristol; nine grandchildren, Trinity, Austin, Boo, Izzabella, Miryuah, Joehanna, Brandon C., Matthew C., and Brandon P.; and a very special friend, Peggy Odom.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. ET, Wednesday, August 3, in the chapel at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown. Interment will follow in Wesleyan Cemetery in Hosford. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. ET, Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adams Funeral Home in memory of Alicia.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com
Mr. Elmer O'Bryan, 86, of Bristol, passed away Friday, July 26, 2011 in Blountstown. He was born in Altha to the late Roy and Della and O'Bryan on August 11, 1924. He was of the Holiness faith and was a member of Bristol Assembly of God Church.
He traveled the world during World War II, serving the Navy from 1943 until his retirement as an E6 in 1963. Past jobs include working as a Pressman for Florida Labor News in Tallahassee and as a Security Guard for Abitibi in Blountstown until his retirement in 1987.
He was preceded in death by his late wives Zories Jacobs O'Bryan and Helen Roberts O'Bryan. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Roy O'Bryan, Jr. and two sister, Lorene Harvell and Alberta Lee; one son, Ray O'Bryan, and one granddaughter, Cassie O'Bryan-Dabney.
Survivors include two sons, George O'Bryan and wife, Renea, and Ricky O'Bryan and wife, Tammy; three grandchildren, Miranda O'Bryan, Saige and Kymberly Kent; two brothers, J.B. O'Bryan and J.A. O'Bryan and his wife, Marilyn; one sister, Doris Stewart. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, friends and caretakers at Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown.
Funeral Services were held Monday, August 1, with Bevis Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements and Pastor Kindig officiating. Interment followed at Lake Mystic Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.
Bevis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. (850-643-3636).
A.L. Sewell of Hosford passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Blountstown at the age of 84.
He was born January 7, 1927, in Lake Wales, Florida, to the late Lark and Stella (Osborne) Sewell. He lived most of his life in Liberty County and retired from the Liberty County School system. He was a member of Telogia Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by two sons, Roger Sewell and his wife, Dorothy, of Hosford and Ray Sewell and his wife, Jackie, of Atlanta, Georgia; a daughter, Peggy Sewell Summerlin, of Hosford; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Sewell and his wife, Faye, and R. D. Sewell and his wife, Mary, of Hosford; two sisters, Mabel Burke and Myrtle Pitts, of Hosford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., ET, Tuesday, August 2 , in the chapel at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown with Reverend Thomas Adams and Reverend Eric Durham officiating. Interment will follow in Sanders Cemetery in Hosford. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., ET, Monday, August 1, at the funeral home in Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com
Meth is everywhere. The jails in both Calhoun and Liberty counties are like others around the nation - filled with family and friends who have succumbed to meth addiction. This week, The County Record is preparing a feature story on the "Madness of Meth" and we want to hear from you. Whether you provide your name or not isn't important. Just tell us: How has meth affected your family?
July 15: Eric Tolley, possession of meth; Kenneth Layfield, possession of meth, poss. listed chemicals, drug paraphernalia
July 17: Jerry Don Thurman, VOP
July 18: Cathy Lee Summerlin, poss. of meth; Steven Waldron, poss. of meth, manufacture of meth; Casey Byrd, poss. of meth; Kimberly Lolley, VOP
July 19: Christopher Melton, poss. listed chemicals; Starla Christmas, VOP, criminal mischief
July 20: Joseph Daniel Baker, petit theft; Tyler Shay Cataldon, petit theft; Shereen Shuler, poss. listed chemicals, poss. of meth, drug paraphernalia; Anna Hill, sale of meth within 1000 ft. of place of worship; Joey Sanders, criminal mischief, domestic battery; John Ammons, poss. meth, drug paraphernalia; Calvin L. Hayes, domestic battery
July 21: John Alex Cain, manufacture marijuana, poss. drug paraphernalia, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana; Steven B. Bodiford, VOP; Jose T. Martinez-Diaz, failure to appear
July 22: Alexander Jackson, false police report; Shelly Zuniga, poss. listed chemicals; Victoria Neil, poss. listed chemicals; Dawn Elrod, possession m/t 20 grams marijuana
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A dedication ceremony for the new Blountstown High School has been set for Thursday, August 18, at 10 a.m. Community members are invited to come out and tour the facility during the event.
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