Margaret Edwards Cooksey, of Sawdust, Florida, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Providence Baptist Church, and was well known for her beautiful oil paintings.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John C. Cooksey, and her parents, Iduma and Fletcher Edwards.
She is survived by her son, Calvin B. "Cal" Cooksey and his wife, Mary Kaye, of Sawdust; her grandchildren, Carrie Kaye Smith (Doug) of Sawdust and Calvin F. Cooksey (Lana) of Bradenton, FL; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Conner, John Calvin and Bella Cooksey; and her beloved dog, Princess Callie, of Magnolia House.
A graveside service will be held Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Visitation will be Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677.
Memorial contributions may be made to Magnolia House Assisted Living Facility, 1125 Strong Rd. Quincy, FL, 32351.
Fisherman’s body recovered from Swamp Creek
Authorities have found the body of a missing 74-year-old man.
Commission debates use of hospital
The Gadsden Memorial Hospital Campus was back before the county commission this past week.
Ed Allen honored by commission
Former Planning and Zoning Board member Ed Allen was honored by the county commission last week.
Arrest made in connection with Chandler fire
An arrest has been made in the house fire now determined to be arson on the Soloman Dairy Road in Quincy in July, 2014.
Haire slings shutout in Jacksonville
Nolan Haire threw a two-hit shutout at Clinton, Tennessee in Munroe's first of three baseball games in the Jacksonville Providence Tournament last week.
Girls’ softball teams resumed play this week
Our county softball teams took spring break off and will resume play this week. The Lady Cats will host Tallavana Christian on Tuesday and head to Havana to face the East Gadsden Jaguars on Friday.
Elva Williams Cook, of Quincy, Florida, died March 20, 2015. She was born in Spencer, North Carolina to H. A. and Blanche Williams. She graduated from Spencer High School and Catawba College, and was a beloved high school teacher. She married Curtis C. Cook in 1945 and lived in Salisbury, North Carolina until they moved to Durham, North Carolina to open a branch of his family business, J. H. Cook & Sons. He preceded her in death in 1986. Elva moved to Quincy, Florida in 2003 to be closer to family. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Quincy Garden Club.
She is survived by her brother, Hugh A. Williams, Jr. (Ruth) of Raleigh, North Carolina; her daughter, Patsy Cook Bates (Mark) of Quincy, Florida, and her grandchildren, John Curtis Bates of Fletcher, North Carolina and Julia Bates of Brooklyn, New York.
Service will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Howerton and Bryan Funeral Home, 1005 W. Main St., Durham, North Carolina. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 206 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL., 32351.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
Ann Holland Smith, 77, of Land O' Lakes, Florida, and formerly of Greensboro, Florida, passed away March 21, 2015. She was born in Dade City, Florida, and graduated from Greensboro High School. She was a member of the Greensboro First Baptist Church. She and her husband, George Lewis Smith, founded and operated the S&S store in Greensboro, and the Riverfront Saloon/Ochlocknee Restaurant in Leon County.
Service will be Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Greensboro with interment at Flat Creek Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, George Lewis Smith, Sr. of Land O' Lakes, FL. and son George Lewis (Beth) Smith, Jr. of Greensboro, and a granddaughter, Brooke Smith of Tallahassee, FL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, FL.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
Coach Mark Allen and his team played five games this week, starting off with a doubleheader against FAMU on Tuesday. With FAMU’s best athletes playing flag football, the softball team is composed of an inexperienced bunch. [Full Story »]