Dona Alice Leonard Dunn, 72, of Blountstown, Florida passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 after an extended illness. Dona was born in Blountstown August 21, 1941 to Donald and Alice Nelle (Jones) Leonard. She was a graduate of Blountstown High School and Florida State University. Dona taught Home Economics at Blountstown High School until her retirement. She was a member of Blountstown First United Methodist Church and an active member of Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. She was an avid gardener and was always involved with her grandchildren’s activities.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Leonard.
Survivors include her husband, James of Blountstown; two daughters, Deneen Mears of Blountstown and Amanda McCarthy and her husband, Scott of Niceville, Florida; eight grandchildren, Jay and Jordan Swinehart, Reagan and Trace Mears, J. D., Brady, Aidan, and Bryce McCarthy; her mother, Alice Nelle Leonard; three sisters, Ann Gardner and her husband, Jim of Panama City, Florida, Sharon Leonard-McCrone and her husband, Henry of Blountstown, and Dresa Barfield, also of Blountstown; several nieces, nephews, and a special friend, Sammy Davis.
The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 at Adams Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13 in the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Jines officiating. Interment will follow in the Leonard Family Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be sent to Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Road, Blountstown, FL 32424 or Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone is 674-5449 and you may offer online condolences to the family at adamsfh.com.