The Florida Department of Health in Calhoun and Liberty County is celebrating Public Health Week, April 6-11, 2015, with a series of events that highlight statewide public health efforts.
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Jessica Leigh Dzuira, child neglect with bodily harm
Stephen Aaron Young, child neglect with bodily harm
Lomero Lunzo Black, domestic battery
Deshawn Demetrious Holmes, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, VOP, possession of controlled substance, introduction of contraband
Jason Byrd, DUI
Editor’s Note: There was an issue loading the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Jail Log so we are providing names of those on mugshots submitted this week. Arrest dates are not available in that format. [Full Story »]
Gladys Estelle Austin, 96, of Blountstown, Florida, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Panama City, Florida.
She was born in Grangerburg, Alabama, October 2, 1918, to John W. Culver and Mary S. (Flockhart) Culver. Gladys was a homemaker and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Charles Austin; three sons, Robert C. Austin, Jr., James F. Austin, and Wade Austin.
Survivors include sons, Ralph C. Austin and his wife, Sherri, of Lake Talquin, Florida, and John W. Austin and his wife, Sharon, of Blountstown; her daughter, Jane Chaffin, of Marianna, Florida; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Enfinger of Enterprise, Alabama, and Thelma Strickland of Dothan, Alabama; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 9, in Cottonwood Cemetery in Cottonwood, Alabama, with Johnny Strickland officiating.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 850-674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online atadamsfh.com.
An Altha mom and her live-in boyfriend have been arrested as her two-year-old daughter clings to life at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Jessica Leigh Dziura, 26, and Stephen Aaron Young, 27, have both been charged with child neglect with bodily harm. Additional charges may be added today.
According to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began Thursday after a a call was received concerning an unresponsive baby who was not breathing. The mother was enroute to Blountstown from Altha with the child and realized she was unresponsive. She stopped at a gas station at the intersection of Hwy. 275 and 71. CPR was attempted. The toddler was transported by EMS to Calhoun Liberty Hospital and then life flighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where she is on life support.
Mar. 23: Timothy Olsen, child support warrant; Jeremy S. Proctor, child support warrant; Gregory Paul Hartzell, VOP; Dashawn Demetrious Holmes, felony criminal mischief
Mar. 24: Lasonya C. Vanover, VOP
Mar. 25: Joseph Prince, Jr., possession of l/t 20 grams of marijuana
Mar. 26: Allen Lenard Wright, DWLSR, expired license, false report, out of county warrant; Dillon Gunner Varnum, DUI
Mar. 30: George L. Fiorenza, out of county warrant; Amanda Rachal Grice, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon [Full Story »]
A visitation followed by services for Danny Samson Capps, 65, of Apalachicola, Florida, will be at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown, beginning at 1:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, April 1, with Reverend Bobby Alexander officiating.
Danny passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home. Born November 18, 1949, in Tallahassee, Florida, he was the son of the late Harvie S. Capps and Julia A. (Crawford) Capps.
Other than his mother, Julia A. Capps, of Blountstown, he is survived by his wife, Ann (Blount) Capps, of Apalachicola; sons, Jonathan Capps and his wife, Gail, of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Gregory Capps and his wife, Melissa, of Clarksville, Georgia; and three grandchildren, Michael, Lillia, and Daphne.
You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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Robert Shellnut, 67, of Wewahitchka, Florida, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Tallahassee, Florida.
Robert was born in Port St. Joe, Florida, November 14, 1947, to the late Howard and Virginia Annie (Holley) Shellnut. He lived in Wewahitchka all of his life, worked for Raffield Fisheries for 25 years, loved his dog and loved talking to people.
Survivors include two brothers, James Shellnut and his wife, Frances, of Grovetown, Georgia, and Johnnie Armstrong of Wewahitchka; his sister, Reba Chance, and her husband, Dewayne Gaskin, also of Wewahitchka; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 30, in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with military honors. Reverend Bill Mayo will be the officiant.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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