The Town of Havana has been given the best clearance rate of crimes in the county, said Chief Tracy Smith in giving numbers: The state numbers are down 22%, said the chief, while Havana’s numbers are down 17.4%. Havana’s clearance rate is 52.6% as solved and cleared while statewide that number is 26%.
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Resurfacing work on U.S. 27 from the south end of Havana to the Georgia line was scheduled to begin December 5, project officials said during an open house at the Havana Municipal Building. The $4,058,723.91 project was beginning roughly in front of the Dollar General store and extending 6.22 miles to the state line. Peavy & Son Construction was the prime contractor. [Full Story »]
Elizabeth Weatherly Boutwell of Huntsville, AL went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 30, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Elizabeth was born in Havana, FL, May 12, 1939. She graduated from Havana High School in 1957 as salutatorian of her class. In 1961 she graduated from Florida State University with a degree in elementary education. She taught for 30 years at George W. Munroe Elementary School in Quincy, FL.
She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Havana from childhood throughout her life in Havana. In 2009, Elizabeth and her husband moved to Huntsville to be near family who could assist as her illness progressed.
She is preceded in death by her husband Dan Boutwell, parents Dee and Pearl Weatherly, and brother Major Emory D. Weatherly, Jr. She is survived by her son Andy Boutwell (Jennifer), grandchildren Betsi and Mason of Huntsville, and sister Margaret Craig (Larry) of Huntsville.
She is also survived by three nephews, E. Dee Weatherly, III, Stephen Richards, and Seth Richards; and two nieces, Cynthia Weatherly Warriner and Elizabeth Weatherly Vaughn; and she leaves behind four great-nephews, three great-nieces, and a host of cousins and friends.
The funeral services will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Havana, FL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
Interment will follow at Shelfer Cemetery with Dr. Eric Erskine officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org or First Baptist Church of Havana www.fbchhavanafl.org
Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
John David Bass lived in Chattahoochee for the majority of his life. For the last few years he had also spent a great deal of time in Eastpoint. John died early Wednesday after fighting cancer for the last year.
He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Neal Bass, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Bass; his wife, Sherry Bass; his two daughters, Jennifer (Eric) Heffner of Marianna and Kelley (Ryan) Holton of Tallahassee; his brothers, Phillip (Sabrina) Bass of Chattahoochee and Edward (Karen) Neal Bass, Jr. of Havana; his sisters, Cindy (Matt) McPhaul of Chattahoochee, Kay (Chris) Neely of Sneads and Diane (Donivan) Henry of Tallahassee; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a man who loved and was loved greatly. He was a man of tremendous integrity and honesty. His presence in our lives has made each of us better people for having known him.
In leiu of flowers contributions can be made to Friends of the Reserve, P.O. Box 931, Appalachicola, Florida 32329
Visitation was held at Lanier Andler Funeral Home in Sneads on Friday, November 27 from 5 – 7 EST. The graveside service was held on Saturday, November 28 at 11 EST at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Ethel Leona Newberry, 88, of Quincy, passed away on November 28, 2015 in Quincy, Florida.
She was the daughter of the late Samuel David (Dave) Newberry and Elier Thursby Newberry. She was a faithful member of Mt. Glory Free Will Baptist Church where she was the church pianist. Ethel retired from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. For 25 years she had a ministry where she enjoyed playing the piano and singing to the residents at River Chase Nursing Home every Monday.
She is survived by one brother, S.E. Newberry and wife Celia of Quincy, Florida; two nephews, Darrell Newberry, Sr. of Quincy, Florida and Kenny Newberry and wife Rhonda of Boone, N.C.; two nieces, Beverly Cumbie of Bainbridge, Georgia and Angie Newberry of Quincy, Florida; several great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held November 30, 2015 at Charles McClellan Funereal Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at Mt. Glory Free Will Baptist Church on December 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mt. Glory Free Will Baptist Church.