Margarette Quarterman Strickland , 96, of Quincy, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Riverchase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She is survived by her two children, Jack Strickland, Jr. and Jane Mock (Bill), four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Lieutenant Commander Jack Strickland, USN.
Margarette was born in Cason, Florida on May 7, 1919. She graduated from Quincy High School at sixteen and attended business school in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She holds the distinction of being first female loan officer at the Quincy State Bank. Upon her retirement from the bank, she and her husband Jack travelled in their RV, visiting Navy friends and attending ship reunions around the country.
Margarette was active at Centenary United Methodist Church where she held numerous positions. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels into her nineties. Margarette began the “Knit-Wits,” a church knitting group where she knitted over 300 sweaters that have gone around the world to needy children. She also knitted caps for premature babies for TMH.
Margarette was an accomplished seamstress, making clothes for her daughter and granddaughters. She also sewed costumes for the Quincy Music Theatre.
Services are Friday, February 5, 2016, at 11:00 AM, at Centenary Methodist Church in Quincy, Florida. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time in the Church’s parlor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Centenary Methodist Church, 206 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL., 32351.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL, (850) 627-7677, assisted the family with the arrangements.
Russell E. Sloan, 73 passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016. There is no service planed. He was a native of Pavo, GA. and had lived in Havana for 37 years. Mr. Russell retired after 29 years as parts manager with Flint Equipment Co. His loves were his girls, he was also an avid Street Rodder. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sherrie Sloan, daughter; Jeanne Sloan Williams (Nick), granddaughter; Phoebe Williams, brother; Titus Sloan (Laverne).
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529) in handling arrangements
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West Gadsden’s boys’ soccer team has had a stellar year this year. They entered their district tournament with a 11-4-3 record, and after a terrific performance, are in the 1A FHSAA state soccer playoffs for the first time ever. The team, coached by Jorge Sanchez, earned it the hard way, too. First, the team defeated Rocky Bayou Christian 4-0 in round one. In the second round the Panthers defeated Lafayette 2-0 and in the finals the team faced Maclay for the district championship. [Full Story »]
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The site plan was approved for a 65-unit facility with amenities as Phase 1 of a two-phase development on approximately 14 acres near the Crossroad Academy.
Once the plan has been approved by the state, the applicant will subdivide the 13.912 acres from the 131.5 parent parcel and the construction part of the project will start.
The applicant held a citizens’ participation meeting as part of the county’s Citizen’s Bill Of Rights requirement on October 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the site. Seven neighbors attended the meeting.
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