Mrs. Josephine Underwood Hinson, 98, of Lakeland, FL, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Josephine Underwood-Hinson was the daughter of a Methodist Minister. She was born September 6, 1917 in the state of Georgia to Hardy M. and Addie Underwood. At the age of 14 she met and married Bertrey Hinson and to this union, she gave birth to 14 children and raised 2 of her grandchildren. During her tenure as a foster parent, she adopted 2 children. She was blessed with long life, good health with joy, peace and laughter in which she shared with everyone who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Meldon of Plant City, FL, Robert Lee of Tampa, FL, Johnny of Tallahassee, FL, William (Jeanette) of Havana, FL, Abraham (Evonne) of Seattle, WA, James (Barbara), Willie (Denise), Theodore, Fernando, Melvin and Marius all of Lakeland, FL; daughters, Geneva of Jacksonville, FL, Annette (James) of Plant City, FL, Irene of Tampa, FL, Josie of Richmond, VA, Zannette and Sheddricka of Lakeland, FL; brothers, Theodre (Eloise) of Tampa, FL; sisters, Marine of Burlington, NJ, Flora Mae of Melbourne, FL; and a host of loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and friends near and far. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, FL was in charge of the graveside service.
Jimmy Wayne Browning, 68, of Havana, FL, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home.
The graveside service (with Military Honors) will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Woodland Cemetery in Havana.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Dawn Browning; daughter, Robin Browning Hunter; Ashlee Browning Halcomb (Luke); his brother, John Browning (Julie); Troy McKeithen; his sisters, Brenda Goodell (Phillip), Jobeth Wilmer; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Browning and Violet Browning McKeithen
Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
ANOTHER DRIBBLE, ANOTHER CHANCE:
The privilege of continuing to play a sport after high school is a privilege known only to a small percentage of high school athletes. Three East Gadsden basketball players signed letters of intent last week to play college basketball and two of them are a package deal.
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East Gadsden High School guard Justin Walker of Quincy signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. A signing ceremony was held Friday afternoon in the EGHS cafeteria.
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Mrs. Alice Watson Eitson, age 87, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at her home in Quincy, Florida. The family will hold a private, graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Jasper, Alabama. [Full Story »]
My career has included everything from work in a prison to creating radio and television commercials. I’ve worked in the business of news, in advertising, political campaigns, in television production and satellite communications. In the process I’ve run into a lot of people, some memorable, some not. One of the memorable ones died on Thursday morning: Prince.
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10 YEARS AGO
County Commissioner Eugene Lamb called the new EMS station in Havana “one more block toward building a sound community with emergency medical access for its citizen. I applaud the EMS staff for their dedication and commitment to the citizens and others in Gadsden County.” The dedication was part of a busy week. Commissioners also broke ground for new parks in the St. John and Robertsville communities and hosted an ice cream social on the courthouse square. [Full Story »]