As was the case in several issues before the county commission last week, the decision to move forward with the approval of an artist to create a public mural in downtown Quincy failed in a two-to-two vote.
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William Bernard Moody, 62, of Greensboro, Florida, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016. He was a member of Pine Bloom M.B. Church. Services will be 1 PM Saturday, June 25, 2016 at West Gadsden High School in Greensboro with burial in the Greensboro Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 PM to 8 PM Friday, June 24, at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy (850-627-3700). He is survived by his wife, Emma Madry Moody of Greensboro; son, Cassius (Quatesha) Moody of Atlanta, GA, daughters, Pheshe Bennett and Cassandra Foreman Wimes, both of Tallahassee; sisters, Gloria M. Moore of Greensboro and Eunice M. Murray of Midway, FL; brother, Harry Moody, Jr., of Tallahassee; stepsons, Godfrey (Yolanda) Simmons of Tallahassee, Joseph (Omesha) Johnson, Jr., of Quincy and Antwun (Lynette) Johnson of Quincy; his god-son, Montrell Atkins of Midway; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Gardner gave the county commission an update of the Small Business Service Center’s (SBSC) last three month’s economic development activities.
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Michael S. Knight, age 68, of Havana, passed away on June 9, 2016 after a battle with cancer.
He was born in 1947 to the late Mary Sue Knight and the late Morris S. Knight. He grew up in Jacksonville and was a member of the first graduating class of Samuel Wolfson High School.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, and sisters, Carol Ann Knight Koller (Albert) of Titusville, Florida and Jane Eaves (L.G.) of Concord, North Carolina. Michael was predeceased by one brother, Jerry Corbin.
Michael attended Florida State University on a U.S. Air Force scholarship. He met Susan, at FSU. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in 1970, a Master of Science Degree in Management from Troy State in 1975, a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida in 1979, and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education from Florida State in 1996.
Upon graduating from FSU in 1970, Michael was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He then spent 20 years as a communications-electronics officer with assignments in Mississippi, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, Virginia, New York, Germany, Greece, and Japan. His medals and ribbons include: Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters.
Upon retiring from the United States Air Force, Michael and his wife returned to Florida. Michael taught mathematics at Greensboro High School (now West Gadsden High School). In 1993, Michael started teaching high school mathematics and physics at Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy, Florida. From 2003 through 2007 Michael was Headmaster of Robert F. Munroe Day School. After completing his contract as Headmaster and a brief absence from education, Michael returned to Munroe to substitute teach and drive a school bus
Michael was a Life Member of the Military Officers Association of America, the FSU and the UF Alumni Associations, the National Rifle Association, and a member of the Quincy Rotary.
There will be an inurnment at a later date at the National Cemetery in Tallahassee.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL (850) 627-7676, is in charge of arrangements.