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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Orlando Eugenio Ricci 64 of Havana, FL. passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at St. Thomas of the Apostle Catholic Church in Quincy, FL.with the internment at Woodland Cemetery in Havana. Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
Orlando was born in Palmira Valle, Colombia in 1950. He was of Italian, German, and Colombian descent. He moved to New York from Colombia. He married Rosa Rueda with whom he had a daughter Denise, and a son, Ivan. He worked as a pattern maker for "Budget" and then for "Ralph Lauren Polo Company" in New York. In 1993, Max and Minnie Scott helped move him to Havana, Florida where he worked as a pattern maker for Final Fit Lingerie Company. He had a daughter, Nilsa in 1994. In 2000, after Max’s retirement, he began to work as an upholsterer in Bob’s Auto Marine Upholstery. He then opened Nilsa’s Upholstery on his home property in Havana, FL. In 2007, he then moved to Colombia and he married Edith Benavides in 2008 and had a son, Leandro in 2010. In 2013, he then moved back to Havana with his wife and son re-opening Nilsa’s Upholstery and had a daughter, Evelyn in 2014.
He is survived by his wife Edith Benavides, and his children Leandro Ricci, Evelyn Sophia Ricci, Nilsa Ariany Ricci, Denise Teresa Ricci, Ivan Eugenio Ricci.
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Mary R. Hill passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015.
The service was Monday, March 16, 11:00 am at Santa Clara Baptist Church with burial following at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family received friends following the service at the church.
A native of Cottondale, she had lived in Quincy since 1955. She was a beautician for 43 years and was a member of Santa Clara Baptist Church for 47 years.
Survivors include her sons; Glenn Hill (Brenda), and Randy Hill (Sandra), daughters; Sue Bruce and Debbie Hall (Johnnie), nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Linnie and Doc Gainey, and Willie Abner Rabon, a brother; Willie Frank Rabon, and sisters; Dora Mae Mulliner, and Hazel Poore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Santa Clara Baptist Church, 841 E. Jefferson St. Quincy, Florida 32351.
Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529) handled arrangements.
Missionary Lillie Pearl (Brundidge) Kinslow-Scott was born on January 3, 1936 in Troy (Pike County) Alabama to the late J.D. Brundidge and Penola Brundidge and departed this life on Monday, March 9, 2015 at her home in Havana, Florida.
Lillie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and later became an ordained minister. She worked for Gayfers department store for over twenty years until she retired. She loved fishing and gardening and always enjoyed spending time with her family. Her children and grandchildren were always at the top of her list.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving daughter: Carol (Kinslow) Murray; two sons: Lewis R. Kinslow of Havana, FL and Roger Allen Kinslow (Bonnie) of Tallahassee, FL; four grand-children: Kalrissian M. Kinslow, Karlen C. Kinslow, both of Hampton, VA; Keiondre L. Holmes of Havana, FL and Kobe A. Kinslow of Tallahassee, FL; three sisters: Catherine Williams of Jackson, MS, Lillie Doris Dupoint and Sara B. Jones-Swain (David) both of Havana, FL; two brothers: Thomas Brundidge of Montgomery, AL and Willie Frank Brundidge of Tallahassee, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
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