Mid-afternoon on July 1st, a fire struck a home on Washington Avenue in Havana. The family living there, two adults and a child, were uninjured but lost everything. Gadsden County Building Inspector Clyde Collins advised that it was beyond being rebuilt, a total loss. Jeanice Williams, Thomas Jones and the child are now living with family. The house was not insured.
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Here’s a good one and not a single thing in it surprises me! I ran it a few years back but with our political environment like it is today, I thought what the heck, it’s as pertinent today as it ever was.
A Washington, D.C., airport ticket agent offers some examples of why the country is in trouble!
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Don’t ask me to go all dewy-eyed over the firing of Roger Ailes. He richly deserved it. Ailes was a dangerous man because he understood how to use media, specifically TV, in the service of an idea. If that idea was wrong, if it depended upon lies rather than truth, if it required contortions to defend its positions—so what? If it made Roger Ailes rich?
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Morris Duncan of Quality Propane, Inc. in Havana was elected president of the Florida Propane Gas Association. Duncan and his wife Mary Jo have owned and operated Quality Propane for the past 20 years. Duncan’s duties were serving as chief-elected officer of the Assocation, representing the enitre statewide membership, directing other officers and presiding as chairman over the board of directors. [Full Story »]
Frances McClellan Rogers, 86, of Quincy, Florida, passed away at her home Saturday, August 6, 2016, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James W. “Bill” Rogers, son, Kirby M. Rogers, and grandson, Adam Rogers.
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Rev. Donald Weston, 86, went to be with his Lord on August 4, 2016 at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee, Florida.
Rev. Weston was born April 11, 1930. He was the son of the late Daniel S. Weston and Mary (Chapman) Weston.
Rev. Weston grew up in Pennsylvania. After graduating from Nyack College in New York he served his LORD in the ministry in North Carolina and Florida. He also ministered in the prisons and nursing homes for over 50 years. Serving his Lord was is passion and his first love.
Rev. Weston was married to Eunita Weston for 34 years. Along with his wife, survivors are his children, Terry Chambers (Millard) of Bowden, Georgia, Cathy Mack (Wayne) of Roopville, Georgia, Donald Weston, Jr. (Melody) of Cookville, Tennessee, Bill Weston (Sonya) of Carrolton, Georgia, stepdaughters Joyce Douglas and Tammy Horne (Jerry) both of Tallahassee and Cindy Vanlandingham (Ricky) of Greensboro, and a very special ex-daughter-in-law, Marsha Weston of Sharpsburg, Georgia, a brother, Duane Weston of Red Lion, PA, and a sister, Dorothy Stiffler of York, PA, 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by one sister, Elinor Baker, brothers Charles, Lloyd, and David Weston and a step grandchild, Jacob Douglas.
A memorial service will be held for Rev. Weston on Saturday, August 20th at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church in Havana, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Havana, P.O. Box 586, Havana, Florida 32333 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-5428.
Fronie Love Owens passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. The service will be Friday, Aug. 12, 1:00 PM at Santa Clara Baptist Church with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, Aug. 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Independent Funeral Home (875-875-1529). Always known as Ms. Owens, she retired from Higdon Grocery and then Gargoulio"s Tomato Growers. Mama loved to work in the yard, she could grow anything.
Survivors include her children; George W. Owens, Jr. (Sue), Grady Tillman Owens (Frances), Sarah O. Buchli, & Christine O. Fason, stepchildren; Faye Vickery, Maggie Freeland, Bonnie Tindel, William Vickery, grandchildren; John M. Goodson, Jr., Clifton . Goodson, David Fason, Jr., Billy Jack Fason, Trey and Rusty Owens, Celina Harper, Debbie Fennimore, Dianna Randell, many great grandchildren & great, great grandchildren, a sister; Sarah Fredna Burnham of Phoenix City, AL, brother-in-law; Leonard Owens of Jacksonville, & sister-in-law; Polly Sadler of Tallahassee. She is preceded in death by her first husband, who passed in 1975; George W. Owens, SR., her second husband, who passed 2009; Russell Vickery, Sr., 3 brothers; Ross, Bill, Jr., & Lester Love, sister; Lila Burnham, a special son-in-law; David Fason, Sr. who passed June 21, 2016. We would like to Thank Big Bend Hospice, especially, Darren, LeeAnn, Tammy & Melissa.