Eleanor Mae Strickland, 84, of Havana, FL, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at her residence in Havana.
The funeral service was held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim Sanders officiating the service. The family received friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. until time of the service. Faith Funeral Home in Havana was in charge of arrangements. (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
Mrs. Strickland was born on August 29, 1929, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Newt Dieterle and Meda Browe Dieterle. She was a homemaker and also worked with her husband for many years at Strick’s Auto Service in Tallahassee.
Survivors include her son Richard J. Strickland of Havana, three sisters Doris Hammond of Harrison, MI, Nancy Henry of Perry, FL and Sandy Hathcock of Perry, FL and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Merlin Ralph Strickland in October of 2011.
“The Grand Ole Lady”
Gadsden County’s courthouse marked its 100th birthday Friday with an afternoon celebration on the courthouse lawn.
Murder Trial Under Way This Week
The first degree murder trial for Elijah Brookins, 34, started Tuesday morning after a jury was selected.
The good and the not so good
Gadsden County Clerk of Courts Nicholas Thomas gave the commission the “good and the not so good” news of the county’s financial status.
Midway gets veterans request
James Brennan, commander of American Legion Post 84, requested Midway’s assistance
Holiday Snow Festival and Lawn Mower
Parade this Saturday in Downtown Havana!
SPORTS East Gadsden takes a weekend pair
The East Gadsden Jaguars boys’ basketball team won their first two games of the season, disposing of Jefferson County 68-29 Friday and Hamilton County 68-51 Saturday with both wins coming on the road.
East Gadsden Jaguars off to a 5-1 start
The East Gadsden girls’ basketball team is off to their best start in recent years.
Last week was a short week for county girls’ basketball due to the Thanksgiving holidays. On Monday night Munroe faced John Paul II in Tallahassee. There was a time where the game had playoff implications but no longer. John Paul moved up a classification to 3A competition, while Munroe remained 2A.
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In a county matchup, West Gadsden outscored Tallavana Christian a little each quarter and by the time the horn sounded, the Panthers defeated the Lion 81-52. Coach Andrew Moten and his blue and black brood were led in scoring by two players scoring in the twenties - Devonte Gibson’s 28 points and Marquis Brown’s 20 points. [Full Story »]
In my last pick’em column of the year I bested my son Joey, who is my annual rival, hitting 7-of-10 picks to his 6-of-10. That left me with a 6-7-1-season mark and an overall record over Joey at 17-14-5. [Full Story »]