The Florida Lottery announced last week that James Earl Hunt, 62, of Altha, claimed a $1 million prize in the FLORIDA MILLIONAIRES CLUB Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
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Nov. 28: Wayne C. Cosney, VOP; Bernard Robinson, battery on law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with violence
Nov. 29: Patrick Milledge, VOP; Andrew Lee Young, VOP; Patricia McRoy, failure to appear
Dec. 1: Albert Milton, delivery of controlled substance (crack cocaine), principal in first degree to armed robbery; Charles Randolph Corbin, meth - trafficking over 14 grams
Dec. 2: Roxanne Parish, failure to appear; Melissa Ann Terry, manufacture of meth, poss. listed chemicals; Westley Robert Williams, manufacture of meth, poss. listed chemicals
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Verna Ruth Melvin
Mrs. Verna Ruth Melvin, 70, of Altha, FL, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011, at her home.
Ruth was born on February 6, 1941, in Altha and had lived in Calhoun County all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church in Altha.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, John Tinsley and Edna Bauldree Bailey, brother, Michael Bailey.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Preston Autry Melvin. of Altha; four sons, Terry Dennis Baggett and his wife, Sharon, of Altha, James Edgar Baggett and his wife, Debra, of Altha, Preston Melvin, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Ponce De Leon, FL, and William Tinsley Melvin of Altha; one brother, John C. Bailey, and his wife, Jean, of Altha; two sisters, Betty Bailey and Barbara Clemons, both of Altha; five grandchildren, James Michael Baggett, Angelia Verna Baggett, Matthew Edgar Baggett, Kayla Renee Baggett and Jeremy Edgar Baggett; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 10, at 11:00 am (CST) at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church in Altha. Interment will follow in the Edenfield Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Friday, December 9, from 6:00 pm (CST) until 8:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Willie Merle Estridge of Tallahassee passed away Monday, December 5, 2011 in Tallahassee at the age of 66. She was born April 17, 1945 to the late George W. and Willie Lee (Kemp) Estridge. She was a retired computer operator supervisor for thirty years for the Florida Department of Agriculture. She was a 1963 graduate of Wewahitchka High School.
She is survived by her son, Dallas Lynn Jones and his wife, Cyndi of Altha; daughter, Brigitte Renee Jones of Tallahassee; grandchildren, Priscilla Hunt, Morgan Jones, Dallas Lynn Jones III, and Madison Jones; a brother, Charles A. Estridge of Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 in the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Pettis officiating. Interment will follow in Kemp Cemetery in Wewahitchka. The family will receive friends 9:00-10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 8 at the funeral home.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 674-5449. On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
Danny J. Hayes of Bristol passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011, in Blountstown at the age of 52.
He was born in Quincy January 11, 1959, to the late Calvin Coolidge and Betty J. (Dowdy) Hayes. He was a driver for C. W. Roberts for 25 years and for the Liberty County Road Department for the past six years. He attended Bristol First Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Hayes Lewis, and a nephew, Robert “Scooter” Lewis.
He is survived by his son, Timothy McCormick, of Bristol; two daughters, Shelly Poole and her husband, Jason, of Blountstown, and Kelly Cunningham and her husband, Mark, of Colquitt, Georgia; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Doobie Hayes and his wife, Kathy, of Bristol, and Bubba Hayes of Marianna, Florida; sisters, Jo Ann Hayes of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews and other extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 6, at Bristol First Christian Church with Reverend Alan McMannis officiating. Interment will follow in Telogia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. ET, Monday, December 5, at Bristol First Christian Church.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). On-lines condolences may be made at adamsfh.com
Christmas festivities get underway tonight in Calhoun County with the Jingle Bell Run set for 5:30 p.m. The run will begin at Blountstown Middle School and will wind through the hospital neighborhood. Come cheer on the runners along the route, play Christmas music and show your spirit! According to the Chamber of Commerce, the route will be as follows:
-Up Charlie Johns Street, around Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, back down to Hentz Avenue
-West on Hentz Avenue to Jane Street, from Jane to Wade Street, and from Wade to Teresa Terrace
-Up Teresa Terrace to Marie Avenue
-Marie Avenue back to Charlie Johns Street, then winding up at BMS.