10 YEARS AGO
At only 17 years old, Wil Whiddon already knew what he wanted to do with his life: work with horses. Wil had been around horses since he was eight years old and had become good at riding them. In fact, so good, he was the Preliminary National Champion Header in competition held at Jacksonville in February. To quote Wil: “I like roping.” [Full Story »]
Velma McLendon passed away on March 4, 2016. She is survived by Judy McDaniel, Peggy Denton, Nancy Warren, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Please celebrate her life with us on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Flat Creek Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St, Gainesville, FL, 32608.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677.
Nancy J. Wobser died March 17, 2016 in Havana, FL of natural causes. Born September 1, 1924, in Denton, TX, she lived her 91 ½ years doing what she loved best; teaching. She graduated from Texas Women’s University in Denton with a B.S. in Education. In 1958, she, her husband and four children made the adventurous trip up the unpaved Alaskan/Canadian highway to live a life that few people have. Arriving in Juneau, AK with $40.00, little food and no jobs, she and her husband had teaching jobs within the day with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Nightmute would be the first Alaskan village she would teach at, followed by Alakanuk, Akiachak, Stebbins, Noorvik, Kotzebue, Elim, Savoonga, Gambell, St. Michael and Teller. When her husband became ill, she transferred to Arizona for his medical treatment and taught at Sacaton, AZ on the Gila River Indian Reservation. She became an Education Specialist and was stationed in Juneau and Anchorage. She travelled to 48 schools providing technical assistance to principals and teachers. She retired with 32 years of devoted service.
She was predeceased by her husband, August Carl Wobser, sister Margaret Cox Robbins, brother Lumpkin Early Cox, Jr., and parents Lumpkin Early Cox, Sr. and Mabel Ethel Evans Cox, leaving her sister Pearl Cox Simmons her only living sibling. She is survived by her four children: Carl Wobser (Debbie), Rebecca Wobser Ramsey (Lee), Greta Wobser Scavone, and Katrina Wobser Jenkins (Ron). She left behind seven grandchildren: Jeffrey Hege, Aaron, Brent, and Michael Wobser, Christopher Cloutier, and Luke and Beth Wheeler, as well as seven great-grandchildren: Maddie Wobser, Josh Wobser, Shanez Kealani Lolo-Barbieto, Raven and Ember Wobser, and Noah and Paris Cloutier. Faith Funeral Home, Havana, in charge of arrangements.
Dewey (Wichita) Brown O' Conner Jr., 55 of Hardaway, FL passed away on Sunday March 20, 2016. He was born in Chattanooga, TN. Dewey was "Kid Kountry" on WSBP radio in Chattahoochee in the late 70's. He later worked for Gadsden County Road & Bridge and Crowder Construction. Dewey enjoyed music, motorcycles and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carla, his brother Erwin, his son Dewey III (Jessica) and his grandson Austin as well as many nieces. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Dewey Sr. and Mazie, his brothers, and his Aunt Lucille Johnson. Graveside services will be held Monday March 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, FL. Visitation was held prior to the service.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., was in charge of arrangements.
There will be a memorial service for Thomas (Tommy) A. Strickland, Friday
March 25, 2016 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy FL at 11:00 a.m. Tommy was
born September 5,1956 and died March 6,2016. He was predeceased by his
parents, Richard Hamilton (Hamp) Strickland and Louise Perry Strickland, and
a brother Clifford Strickland.
Tommy worked heavy construction all his live, from road building for the
family owned business to estimating,negotiating ,to being a superintendent on
many large projects throughout North Florida. Tommy spent the last 10 years in
Southern Mississippi with Neel Shaffer Engineers as senior inspector
overseeing many of the cleanup projects related to hurricane Katrina. Tommy
was sent to Kentucky for ice storm cleanup, to Galveston, TX and New Jersey
for hurricane cleanup and was in Colorado doing flood cleanup when he
suffered a stroke that put him in an assisted living facility.
Tommy has no other known family, therefore we would like to ask that all
friends, acquaintances and business associates come out and pay your respect.
Both Florida State’s and Florida’s men's basketball teams won first round games in their respective conference tournaments last week. Both departed their tournaments after second round losses, falling short of NCAA Tournament bids. They both received NIT bids.
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TINY SCHOOL, BIG REP:
In the four-year span between 2012-2015, Munroe produced some very successful baseball and softball teams. From those classes, there are currently nine athletes playing college ball.
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