Samantha Stephens Roberson, 43 of Enigma, GA (formerly of Concord, FL) passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at her residence.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Concord Victory Assembly of God with Pastor Lannis Stephens officiating. Interment will be at Concord Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the funeral home. Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
Samantha was born May 18, 1971 in Quincy, FL, the daughter of Sammy Stephens and Dorothy Hutto Stephens. She was a dedicated Christian, singing and playing in “Rock Ministries Outreach.” She was a loving mother and wife. She has always been described as having a helpful soul.
She is survived by her husband, Rodney Roberson of Enigma, GA; her son, Brandon Mitchell of Pensacola, FL; her parents, Sammy and Dorothy Stephens of Concord, FL; three brothers, Shannon Stephens (Karen) of Concord, FL, Cameron Stephens (Melanie) of Thomasville, GA and Lance Stephens (Amanda) of Tallahassee.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Bret Stephens.
Edward Lamar Kinard, 57, passed away Friday, April 10th, in Panama City, Florida. Lamar was born in Quincy, Florida on December 8, 1957. Lamar grew up and attended school in Gadsden County. Lamar worked in the land-clearing and road construction industry his entire life.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Ownes Kinard; mother, Birdie Kinard; daughters, Nicole and Tori Kinard; sisters, Belinda Brown (Dale), Vicky Cochran (Mike), Polly Smith (Billy); nephews, Randy Brown (Lindsey), Christian Cochran and Holton Adams; and a grandson, Isaiah Stanley.
Lamar was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Kinard.
Visitation was Wednesday, April 15th, 5-7 p.m. CST and the funeral service is Thursday, April 16th, 2 p.m. CST, Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Ave., Panama City, Florida, (850) 763-4694.
Madelyn Carolyn Maxwell Thomas, 77, of Climax, GA, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge.
A graveside funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Pine Forest Baptist Church Cemetery. Faith Funeral Home in Havana was in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
Carolyn was born November 24, 1937 in Reno, GA, the daughter of the late Zeron Monroe Maxwell and the late Lena Jane Hammitt Maxwell. She was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church and worked as a flower designer for many years. She was well known for her cake-baking.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracie D. Phillips (husband Ronnie) of Climax, GA and a granddaughter, Megan Deanna Phillips also of Climax, GA; two brothers, Harold Maxwell of Vada, GA and Wayne Maxwell (wife Sara) of Attapulgus, GA; one sister, Ann M. Quigg (husband Earl) of Thomasville, GA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Chester Thomas, Jr.; her brothers, Clyde, Eugene, Zerom and Julian Maxwell; and a sister, Hellen Cumbie.
Being aware of Molly!
Law enforcement agencies from across the county gathered Thursday afternoon on the county courthouse lawn to talk about the new drug “Molly.”
Jim Corder sentenced to 30 months in prison
Former Gadsden County Sheriff’s Captain Jim Corder has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison followed by one year of controlled supervision.
County issued good audit report
Gadsden County has received another good audit.
Furlough case heard in District Court of Appeals
A hearing was held Monday afternoon in front of a three-judge panel at the Florida First District Court of Appeals to determine the fate of Sheriff Morris Young’s furlough case.
FIRE! At Havana Heights Apts.
Several apartments were severely damaged by the fire, smoke and water.
Bobcats take 14-8 record into final week
The Robert F. Munroe baseball team split a pair of one-run games last week, losing to Maclay 3-2 Tuesday before nudging Aucilla 9-8 on Friday.
Lady Jags win 2nd game, Munroe struggles
East Gadsden picked up their 2nd win of the season with an impressive ten-run rule victory over Rickards.
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The East Gadsden Jaguars were down 8-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning but allowed Godby to score three runs to end the game on the mercy rule. The game was a district match. East Gadsden will participate in their 4A District 2 tournament at Florida High next week.
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MUNROE TENNIS MOVES ON TO REGIONALS:
The Munroe tennis team won all semifinal tennis matchups in their 1A District 2 tournament at Maclay last week and moved into the finals with Maclay. Maclay, a perennial tennis power in 1A, defeated the Lady Cats but the second place finish allowed the Munroe team to move on to Regionals this week. They faced the District 1 winner, Pensacola Catholic HS, in Pensacola on Tuesday. The team is coached by 2nd-year coach Tamra Erde and team members are Kareleebeth Perkins, Victoria Anderson, Gracie Kelleher, Anna Meeks, Jenna Branson and Hilary Erde. [Full Story »]
Deputy School Superintendent Rosalyn W. Smith, a 42-year veteran of the Gadsden County School District, will be honored Friday night by the Florida A&M University’s College of Education. Smith will receive the FAMU Gallery of Distinction Award.
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Harold Kenneth Herring of Havana, who was serving a life sentence in federal prison, was among nearly two dozen drug convicts who had their prison sentences shortened by President Barack Obama last Tuesday, March 31, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines. Including Herring, there were eight of the 22 serving life sentences.
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