Matthew “Matt” Ward Register, 50 of Havana passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The memorial service, Celebrating his life will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel in Havana with Pastor Mike Park officiating the service.
Matt was born August 24, 1964 in Lakeland, FL. He was the son of the Late Billy Register and the late Judy Wilkinson Register. Matt was a 1983 graduate of Robert F. Munroe. He received his Bachelors degree from Troy State University, and his Masters degree from FSU in Education. He was most comfortable and happy at his family's farm.
He is survived by his two daughters Gracie Register and Matti Register of Quincy, their mother Christy Bennett of Quincy a brother Marc Register of Havana and sister Martha Register of Havana as well as Many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
In Lieu of flowers, friends are ask to assist the family with his final expenses, and his two daughters education fund. Make donation to Friends of Matt Register at Farmers and Merchants Banks. Mail to Dayton Jones at 501 E 9th Ave, Havana, FL. 32333 or call him at 850-567-8502.
Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
Joan Marie Durden, 72, of Havana, passed peacefully in her home on June 11, 2015, ending a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Providence, RI, the daughter of the late Angelo and Mary (Morenzi) Migliorelli. Joan grew up in Cranston, RI. She moved to Jacksonville in 1967 and then moved to the Tallahassee area in 1970. Joan was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church for many years. She enjoyed crafts and fishing, but was happiest when cooking and baking.
Survivors include her husband: Lee Adrian Durden; daughter: Lisa M. Early of Havana; son: Jamie Will (Carolee) of Havana; sister: Gloria P. (Raymond) Alexander of Marston Mills, MA; twin brother: Frank A. (Donna) Migliorelli of Cranston, RI; granddaughter: Deanna M. Early of Havana; nephew: Mark D. (Jana) Alexander of Ponte Vedra, FL; and niece: Karen B. (Joseph) Boghdadi of Lexington, SC.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to all the friends and family members who provided prayers, emotional support and meals during this difficult time. The family would also like to thank Big Bend Hospice for all the support and care they provided.
For friends who wish, the family suggests memorial donations to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308 in lieu of flowers. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Louis Catholic Church, Tallahassee on Friday, 6/20 at 10:00 AM. Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL is in charge of services.
Richard Wayland “Rick” Jackson, 62, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Rick was born in Bonifay and grew up in Havana. His parents owned Jackson Furniture in Quincy where he used to work. He was a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include four children, Shannon; Clay; and Matt Jackson all of Tallahassee; and Amanda Harsey of Sorrento, FL; two sisters, Teresa Welch and Joseyvette Jackson McCall; one brother, Randy Jackson (Kathy); and eight grandchildren.
A reception will be held in Rick’s honor from 6-8:00pm, Thursday, June 18th at the Lifesong Chapel, 20 South Duval St. Quincy, FL. Please bring your favorite story of Rick to share with the family.
Tholley Taylor with Lifesong Funerals & Cremations (www.lifesongfunerals.com or 850/627.1111) is assisting the family with arrangements.
After a full and adventuresome life, Betty Lou Shelfer, 91, of Havana, Florida passed away Friday morning at Westminster Oaks, surrounded by her family.
She was born on August 19, 1923 at her family home in Havana, Florida. After graduating from Havana High School, she graduated from the Florida State College for Women in 1945, with a degree in Psychology and Social Work. At FSCW, she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.
She enjoyed tennis, golf, and traveling. She was a long-time Seminole Booster, and an avid fan of all FSU athletics. She had a quick wit, often accompanied by a twinkling eye, and a sharp sense of humor. She also loved playing bridge. To the amazement of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she could summon Santa Claus to her Havana home (almost) every Christmas Eve family dinner, without ever batting an eye.
She is survived by her sons, Fred (Susan); Jim (Kathy); Steve; Bruce (Lynne); her daughter, Penelope (Michael Heinze); her grandchildren, Jason (Jana) Shelfer; Bo (Laurie) Shelfer; Clay (Colleen) Shelfer; Drew (Michelle) Shelfer; Brooke (Hugh) Lochore; Griffin Shelfer; Sommer (Joby) Blackburn; Jennifer (Seam Park) Shelfer; Carmen (Derek) Giddon; 12 great-grandchildren and another one on the way; and a wide extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Fred Griffin Shelfer, Sr.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Boynton Sr.; her dear sister, Sara Lee “Sister” Spencer; and her brother W.J. (Bill) Boynton, Jr.
The funeral was held on Sunday, June 7th at 3:00 p.m. at the Shelfer Family Cemetery in Havana, Florida. Charles McClellan Funeral Home of Quincy is handling the services. The family greeted friends and family at the home of Claude and Shari Arrington following the service.