Jeffrie Brett Swisher, 33, of Cottonwood, AL, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Brett was a native of Tallahassee and moved to Cottonwood with his mother when he was eight years old. He graduated from Cottonwood High School in 2000. After graduation, he worked with the Wiregrass Rehab Center until becoming a full-time employee with Baxley Blowpipe Company, where he worked for 12 years. He was currently employed by Fieldcrest Apartments in Dothan. He was a dedicated member of Boy Scout Troop 8 Woodlore Camping School since 1991. Brett was an Eagle Scout and avid Seminoles fan. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Carole Swisher of Cottonwood; sister, Michelle Hartley (Jimmy) of Tallahassee; nephews, Jack Leggett and Tyler Hartley of Tallahassee; niece, Shelby Hartley of Tallahassee; brother, Carl Swisher (Tammy) of Cottonwood along with several other nieces, nephews, family members and close family friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Jeffrie Swisher.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 4, at Concord Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brett Swisher Foundation c/o Wells Fargo Bank.
Kelly Barber of Bevis Funeral Home (www.bevisfh.com, 850-385-2193) is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Nonnie Zeigler died at home in Havana on March 29, 2015. She was born October 17, 1922 outside Havana, Florida to John Thomas Elkins and Annie Lou Ferrell Vickers Elkins. Raised in and around Havana, she graduated from Florida State College for Women with a double-major in English and Spanish, and for many years was a teacher and administrator.
Shortly after World War II she met and married Leslie Hugh Zeigler, who predeceased her after 63 years of marriage. Nonnie is survived by her three children, Ann Zeigler Smith, Carlyn Zeigler Pfouts and Paul Zeigler; her daughter-in-law, Jessica Zeigler; her son-in-law, Rob Pfouts; her four grandchildren, Jordan Smith and Jackson, William and Mattie Zeigler; and her brother and sister, John Thomas Elkins, Jr. and Marjorie Elkins Underhill.
Services will be Thursday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Havana First Baptist Church. The family will receive visitors at Bevis Funeral Home, 2710 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. Todd Wahlquist With Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements, 850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com
Margaret Edwards Cooksey, of Sawdust, Florida, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Providence Baptist Church, and was well known for her beautiful oil paintings.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John C. Cooksey, and her parents, Iduma and Fletcher Edwards.
She is survived by her son, Calvin B. "Cal" Cooksey and his wife, Mary Kaye, of Sawdust; her grandchildren, Carrie Kaye Smith (Doug) of Sawdust and Calvin F. Cooksey (Lana) of Bradenton, FL; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Conner, John Calvin and Bella Cooksey; and her beloved dog, Princess Callie, of Magnolia House.
A graveside service will be held Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Visitation will be Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677.
Memorial contributions may be made to Magnolia House Assisted Living Facility, 1125 Strong Rd. Quincy, FL, 32351.
Fisherman’s body recovered from Swamp Creek
Authorities have found the body of a missing 74-year-old man.
Commission debates use of hospital
The Gadsden Memorial Hospital Campus was back before the county commission this past week.
Ed Allen honored by commission
Former Planning and Zoning Board member Ed Allen was honored by the county commission last week.
Arrest made in connection with Chandler fire
An arrest has been made in the house fire now determined to be arson on the Soloman Dairy Road in Quincy in July, 2014.
Haire slings shutout in Jacksonville
Nolan Haire threw a two-hit shutout at Clinton, Tennessee in Munroe's first of three baseball games in the Jacksonville Providence Tournament last week.
Girls’ softball teams resumed play this week
Our county softball teams took spring break off and will resume play this week. The Lady Cats will host Tallavana Christian on Tuesday and head to Havana to face the East Gadsden Jaguars on Friday.
Elva Williams Cook, of Quincy, Florida, died March 20, 2015. She was born in Spencer, North Carolina to H. A. and Blanche Williams. She graduated from Spencer High School and Catawba College, and was a beloved high school teacher. She married Curtis C. Cook in 1945 and lived in Salisbury, North Carolina until they moved to Durham, North Carolina to open a branch of his family business, J. H. Cook & Sons. He preceded her in death in 1986. Elva moved to Quincy, Florida in 2003 to be closer to family. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Quincy Garden Club.
She is survived by her brother, Hugh A. Williams, Jr. (Ruth) of Raleigh, North Carolina; her daughter, Patsy Cook Bates (Mark) of Quincy, Florida, and her grandchildren, John Curtis Bates of Fletcher, North Carolina and Julia Bates of Brooklyn, New York.
Service will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Howerton and Bryan Funeral Home, 1005 W. Main St., Durham, North Carolina. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 206 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL., 32351.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
Ann Holland Smith, 77, of Land O' Lakes, Florida, and formerly of Greensboro, Florida, passed away March 21, 2015. She was born in Dade City, Florida, and graduated from Greensboro High School. She was a member of the Greensboro First Baptist Church. She and her husband, George Lewis Smith, founded and operated the S&S store in Greensboro, and the Riverfront Saloon/Ochlocknee Restaurant in Leon County.
Service will be Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Greensboro with interment at Flat Creek Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, George Lewis Smith, Sr. of Land O' Lakes, FL. and son George Lewis (Beth) Smith, Jr. of Greensboro, and a granddaughter, Brooke Smith of Tallahassee, FL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, FL.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
A press conference was held last Tuesday afternoon, March 10, at the Quincy City Hall concerning the denial of a recall election of Quincy Commissioner Micah Brown’s by Second District Chief Judge Charles Frances.
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