James Edward (Jim) Causey passed away on April 25, 2016 at his home in Marthasville, Missouri. He was born on January 4, 1944 in Havana, FL. He is survived by his wife, Deanna; three sons, James H. Causey of Lexington, SC, Jack (Lori) Causey of Kirkwood, MO, Kevin (Doris) Causey of O'Fallon, IL; a daughter, Cathy Morley of Chesterfield, MO; a brother, Bobby (Nellie) Causey of Tallahassee, FL; a sister, Elaine Murphy of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Jessica, Abigail, Hannah, Daniel, Tyler, Macy, Bradley, Kendall, Brooke, Christian, Brennah, and Noah. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Irvin and Willie Maud Causey.
Jimmy was very proud of his heritage. He loved his family, his school, and his hometown. Although he was born in Havana, he spent most of his childhood with his cousins and friends in Coonbottom, a name that would became a household word among his many friends in St. Louis, Missouri. He truly loved being one of the “Havana Bears.” He excelled in baseball and basketball at Havana School, having played both from 8th through 12th grade. His children benefited greatly from his experiences as he was their coach and mentor as they became involved in sports. They have wonderful stories to tell.
Jimmy had much love and respect for his high school friends, and he always looked forward to attending the high school reunions.
A “Memorial” followed by a “Celebration of Jim's Life” was held at his home on April 28, 2016.
Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
After years of legal battles between Florida, Georgia and Alabama over the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint (ACF) river basins, American Rivers, which works to protect wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature, has named the Apalachicola River the number one most endangered river system in the United States.
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Mrs. Josephine Underwood Hinson, 98, of Lakeland, FL, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Josephine Underwood-Hinson was the daughter of a Methodist Minister. She was born September 6, 1917 in the state of Georgia to Hardy M. and Addie Underwood. At the age of 14 she met and married Bertrey Hinson and to this union, she gave birth to 14 children and raised 2 of her grandchildren. During her tenure as a foster parent, she adopted 2 children. She was blessed with long life, good health with joy, peace and laughter in which she shared with everyone who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Meldon of Plant City, FL, Robert Lee of Tampa, FL, Johnny of Tallahassee, FL, William (Jeanette) of Havana, FL, Abraham (Evonne) of Seattle, WA, James (Barbara), Willie (Denise), Theodore, Fernando, Melvin and Marius all of Lakeland, FL; daughters, Geneva of Jacksonville, FL, Annette (James) of Plant City, FL, Irene of Tampa, FL, Josie of Richmond, VA, Zannette and Sheddricka of Lakeland, FL; brothers, Theodre (Eloise) of Tampa, FL; sisters, Marine of Burlington, NJ, Flora Mae of Melbourne, FL; and a host of loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and friends near and far. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, FL was in charge of the graveside service.
Jimmy Wayne Browning, 68, of Havana, FL, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home.
The graveside service (with Military Honors) will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Woodland Cemetery in Havana.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Dawn Browning; daughter, Robin Browning Hunter; Ashlee Browning Halcomb (Luke); his brother, John Browning (Julie); Troy McKeithen; his sisters, Brenda Goodell (Phillip), Jobeth Wilmer; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Browning and Violet Browning McKeithen
Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
The Gadsden County commission spent well over an hour last week in a special workshop to determine the future of signage along county byways.
Back in 2003 the county, with the help of a citizens group formed at the time, created an extensive sign ordinance.
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Willie G. Westberry, III, 29, was found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm to cause great bodily harm on Friday, January 26, 2016 after a four-day trial in Quincy.
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