Apr. 5: John Paul Jones, VOP; Devonta Christopher Ross, battery on person detained in prison; Martayvais Mashandre Sorey, battery on person detained in prison
Apr. 6: Joseph Davis, child support; Stephen C. Halderman, unlawful compensation
Apr. 7: Chad M. Keiser, child support; Arnold Jay Pitts, domestic battery; James Michael Trickey, VOP; Rickey Ridel Battles II, out of county warrant
Apr. 8: William K. Lindsey, out of county warrant
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Mr. John Wesley Ritter IV, 62, of Bristol, Florida, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Bristol.
John was born in Marianna, Florida, on September 14, 1952, to John and Irene Ritter. He had lived in Bristol all of his life. John worked for the State of Florida for 35 years in telecommunications. He was a member of Bristol Church of God and was a former member of the Lion’s Club.
He is survived by his wife, Freida Ritter, of Bristol; one son, John W. Ritter V and wife, Donna Demont Ritter, of Bristol; one brother, David Spence, of Graceville, Florida; one sister, Miriam V. Ritter, of Bristol; a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda Day and husband, Larry, of Panama City, Florida’ and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, April 14, at 11:00 am (EDT), at Bristol Church of God in Bristol with Reverend Terry Blackburn officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Bristol Church of God Children’s Ministry, P.O. Box 14, Bristol, FL 32321 or Covenant Hospice, Inc., 4215 Kelson Avenue #E, Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 482-8520.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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Lora Mae Guy, 98, of Blountstown, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Blountstown.
She was born June 18, 1916, in Cottonwood, Alabama, to the late W. L. Holmes and Carla Gabrilla (Fears) Holmes. Ms. Lora and her late husband, Reverend J.C. Guy, moved to Blountstown in 1979, coming from East Tallassee, Alabama. She was a homemaker and was very active in church choir, teaching in Sunday school, working in Vacation Bible School, and missions.
Survivors include her son, Jerome Guy, and his wife, Myra, of Saraland, Alabama; three daughters, Rebecca Ann Holland and her husband, Richard, of Livingston, Alabama, Mary Elizabeth Schultz and her husband, Jacob “Sonny”, of Brazoria, Texas, and Virginia Williams and her husband, Laddie, of Blountstown; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a brother, W. T. Holmes, of Auburndale, Florida; and a sister, Lonnell Guy, also of Auburndale.
Funeral services for Ms. Lora will be held in the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, with Reverend Nicholas Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Cemetery near Blountstown. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the funeral home.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative will hold its 67th Annual Members’ Meeting this Saturday, April 11 at its headquarter office, located at 722 West Highway 22 in Wewahitchka. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. CST. Each registered member will receive a $10 bill credit and will also be registered to win many other prizes. There will also be free food, a bounce house for the kids and entertainment by The Gann Family. For more information, call Gulf Coast Electric at 265-3631, 481-1188 or 639-2216.
Altha Public School Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Altha First Baptist Church, Altha Church of God, Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church, and Page Pond Assembly of God Church hosted Jesus in the Park at the Altha Baseball Field Saturday.
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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.