Gadsden County School Superintendent Roger Milton made a surprise announcement at Monday night’s School Board workshop that there will be no reconfiguration done in the coming year (2017-2018).
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Luella Smith Bowers, 81, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Tallahassee. She was a member of Palace AME Church in Havana where her viewing will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 5 PM to 7 PM. Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee (501 Orange Avenue). She will be interred in the St. Hebron AME Church Cemetery in Quincy. She is survived by her loving son, Tan C. Moss (Brenda) of Tallahassee; and her siblings, Paul L. Nixon (Ruth) of Bowie, MD, Joanne Massalena Bowden (Raymond) of Baltimore, MD and Earnestine Smith of Havana. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Bradwell Mortuary of Quincy is in charge of the services.
Lucy Grace Fisackerly Whitehead, of Havana, passed away on March 15, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Reverend John V. Whitehead. Lucy was a retired registered nurse.
Lucy was born in Jacksonville, FL. on January 12, 1935. She attended public schools in Duval County, graduating from Landon High School in 1952. She attended Florida Southern College, in Lakeland receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1956. She was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi International Sorority. She also attended the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta where she received her Master of Christian Education degree in 1957, and attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy, FL. Her husband, Rev. Whitehead, is a retired United Methodist Minister who served many churches in the state of Florida including the Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy, from 1979 – 1985.
Lucy was a member of Washington Chapter #43 Order of the Eastern Star, Quincy, where she served with her husband John as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron several times.
She is survived by a daughter Marilyn Fair (Joseph) and grandson Nicolas; two sons John, Jr. and Jim (Mindy); she is also survived by one brother William A Fisackerly (Annabelle), many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy, FL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church parlor, beginning at 10:00 am. Memorial Contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church 206 N. Madison St, Quincy, FL 32351.
Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300
Mrs. Joyce Ann Hanna Dykes, 83, of Quincy, Florida passed away March 10, 2017.
She was born November 2, 1933 at Gadsden Memorial Hospital. Joyce graduated in 1952 from Gadsden County High School and from Quincy Vocational business school in 1953. For many years, through her children’s youth, she served as Den Mother of the Cub Scouts for the local charter. Joyce was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church.
She was employed for 25 years with Higdon Furniture Company of Quincy, Florida as secretary to Warren Higdon, and later with Quincy Telephone Company for 13 years. Joyce lived a long and fulfilled life enjoying traveling, camping, friends, and family.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Delmas and Annie Thelma Hubbard Hanna, her husband, Elwood Wallace Dykes, Jr. ( Jr Dykes) and her two beloved sons, Elwood Wallace Dykes III (Wallace, or to some Wally) and Delmas Jefferson Dykes (Jeff). She is survived by her brother, Delmas Lamar Hanna (Lamar) and his wife Bonnie Hanna of Sale City, GA and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM with the service following at 12 Noon at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Quincy. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Reverend Jerry Chumley will officiate.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL, (850-627-7677), is in charge of arrangements.
In this game, West Gadsden had more scoring weapons, their defense caused more havoc and the Panthers came away with the school's first state championship when they beat Wildwood 64-44 Wednesday night in the Lakeland Center.
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Melton W. “Toby” Bruce, 65, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Tallahassee. He was born in Quincy, FL. October 5, 1951 to Elisha and Alice Dees Bruce. He was a graduate of James A. Shanks High School and has served with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office for 33 years. He was a member of the Washington Lodge #2, F & AM in Quincy and was a very avid FSU baseball fan.
He is survived by his life partner, Shirley Bates, daughter, Victoria Givens of Tallahassee, and son, Christopher Givens of Tallahassee, five grandchildren, and his brothers, Benny (Diane) Bruce of Tallahassee, Mike (Shari) Bruce of Lake City, FL, and Vernon (Mary) Bruce of Crawfordville, FL.
He was predeceased by his parents, a son, Mitch Bruce, sister, Sara Helen Dalton, and brother, Johnny Bruce.
Visitation will be Monday, February 27, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Charles McClellan Funeral Home. Masonic graveside services will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will do Honors. Rev. Maurice Langston will officiate.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.