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Wear your seatbelt!Additional Perry Police Department (PPD) patrols will be on the streets this Memorial Day weekend as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket It campaign. Ofcers will be stepping up enforcement of seatbelt and trafc regulations. We encourage everyone to buckle up. Violators face minimum nes of $101. A recent survey showed that the number of people locally who use their seatbelts is lower than the national average. We need to change that, ofcials said. The Click It or Ticket It campaign kicked off May 20 and continues through June 2.School district conducting attendance surveyThe Taylor County School District is conducting an attendance survey and is asking for assistance from parents. The school district values input from our parents and would like you to complete the attendance survey on our district website: www. taylor.k12..us, said Director of Support Services Michael Thompson.Free exercise classes for girlsFree exercise classes for girls ages 10-13 are being offered weekly at Loughridge Park, every Tuesday starting at 4 p.m. The program is sponsored by Healthy Start and Covering Kids & Families.Rotary Club to host Father/Daughter DanceThe Perry Rotary Club will host its inaugural Father/Daughter Dance on Friday, June 14, at the Perry Womans Club. Share a fun-lled evening with your little girl, organizers said. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature a live DJ for dancing, food and door prizes. Tickets are $30 per couple and $10 for each additional guest (daughter). Tickets are available at the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Java Depot or any Rotary Club member. All proceeds benet the Perry Rotary Club community service efforts.Food distribution is today at JerkinsJerkins Food Pantry will hold a food distribution today (Friday), from 8 a.m. to noon. The pantry is located at Jerkins Community Center. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayMay 24-25, 2013 Index One section 124th Year, No. 21www.perrynewspapers.com Weather Friday90 65 Saturday 87 56 Sunday87 54 Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Entertainment . ........ A-8 TV listings . .............. A-9 Classieds . ........... A-10 News Forum Shady Grove Post Ofce to close--for good--on Tuesday?The Shady Grove Post Ofce, which has survived several attempts by the U.S. Postal Service to close its doors over the years, appears to have nally lost its battle. Shady Grove resident Auley Rowell, who rents the facility to the postal service, told the Perry News-Herald Thursday that he was notied by a Postal Service ofcial that morning that they would not be renewing their lease, which expires Friday, May 31, and would be vacating the building Tuesday, May 28. It is unclear at this time what will happen to the approximately 80 patrons who have post ofce boxes at the facility, including whether they will receive service in Perry or The Bloodworth building has anchored the corner of Green Street and Jefferson for more than a century. In recent years, the building passed to out-oftown owners and has stood vacant. Empty, but not forgotten. Now, it is getting a new lease on life with the announcement this week of its sale to longtime downtown businessman Doyle Lundy, owner of Johnsons Bakery. It is simply too much a part of Taylor County history to let it go, Lundy said. Im afraid that if it had sat empty and unattended much longer, wed have another Emporium (referring to another downtown landmark building that had to be torn down due to disrepair). I just didnt want that to happen. Lundy said his goal is to restore the building to its original condition, with retail space available on the bottom oors. We didnt live in town, but when we came to Perry on the weekends, Ceremony will honor local soldiers Monday at Vets Memorial Park Taylor County veterans will host the sixth annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Memorial Park Monday, May 27, starting at 10 a.m. Our guest speaker will be Col. Gene Carter. The JROTC Honor Guard will post the colors and preside over a ag-changing ceremony. We will be lowering the ag which honored 1st Sgt. Charles Sessions and raising a ag in honor of Ssgt. Charles Gandy Sr., Coordinator Ed Shefeld said. A tribute and remembrance to soldiers killed in action will also be made with the performance of Taps. Refreshments (hot dogs, chips and drinks) will be served following the ceremony. All veterans and their families are encouraged to attend as well as all Taylor residents. The Taylor County High football team will take on North Florida Christian (Photo by Aaron Portwood)Spring Jamboree tonight By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Staff writer William Bill Merrill never called Perry home. In truth, he never had a chance to put down roots in any particular town. But he found a home in the military, joining the National Guard at age 17. As his young brother Paul Merrill--who has called Perry home for the past 58 years--describes it, the Guard suited him to a The was very good at it. When the Japanese attached Pearl Harbor, Merrills unit was brought into the regular Army and he became an instructor, preparing men for deployment overseas. While today nds many families planning to take advantage of the upcoming three-day Memorial Day weekend with BBQs and shing trips, Paul Merrill wants to take this opportunity to express his gratitude for the sacrice his brotherand thousands of other soldiers just like himmade in service to their country. Bill was killed in a bloody battle on foreign shores 68 years ago. He had just turned 23. He was the star of the family. I just knew he was coming back (from the war). I was just as certain that I would not. But, I made it back and he didnt, Paul said. Bill had become a sergeant and aspired to become an ofcer. He really loved the Army. His unit went from Camp Blanding (staging area) to Fort Benning, Ga. He didnt like school, but in the Army, he went to every school he could. While at Benning, he ran the company for a while and taught people a number of things, including the new Garand rie. I had a chance to visit him there and saw him teaching ofcers the Garand. When he was 20, he went to Ofcers Training School. I had the pleasure of seeing him graduate. Bill trained further and then he was sent to Fort McClellan, Ala. He trained Please see page 3 Perry Primary School kindergartner Rose Mingus welcomed a very special guest Thursday afternoon when her father, Cpl. George Mingus, arrived in her classroom to sign her out for school for the day. Teacher Melanie Morgan announced to the class they had a special guest just before Cpl. Mingus entered the room. When Rose saw who it was, she shouted, Daddy! and then jumped into his arms for their rst hug in almost 11 months. Cpl. Mingus, who has been serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Reserves since last July, surprised all three of his children, who had not known he was returning home. Roses visit was the second for the day, as George has already greeted son John at Taylor County Pre-K. His next stop was Taylor County Elementary School to greet his fth-grade daughter, Ladona. Cpl. Mingus tour was his third, having already completed two tours in Iraq.Please see page 3Daddy!Please see page 5 Man counter sues county for $2.5 million in damagesA Cedar Island property owner, against whom the Taylor County Commission led a foreclosure in April 2012 on unpaid nes resulting from code violations at the property, has led a counter-claim against the county alleging physical and mental damages in excess of $2.5 million. The case involves a parcel located at 105 Cedar Island Rd. owned by Timothy Brooks, a resident of Cheboygan, Mich. According to county ofcials, the code Please see page 3Downtown treasure back in local hands A tribute to my brother
The Taylor County community is invited to honor the lives and legacies of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom during Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 27, at Veterans Memorial Park, starting at 10 a.m. (Ret.) Col. Gene Carter will serve as guest speaker for the event and a agraising ceremony will honor the late Ssgt. Charles Gandy Sr. Taps will be played as a tribute and remembrance to soldiers killed in action. For last years Memorial Day ceremony, Randy Trammell researched Taylor Countys war dead, compiling the following information: World War I Lee Leggett: born Feb. 27, 1894; died March 15, 1918; lived in Loughridge. Oscar V. Howard: born Feb. 4, 1894; died Dec. 23, 1918; lived in Salem. Thomas J. Jones: died Feb. 23, 1919; lived in Perry. 23, 1890; died Oct. 9, 1918; lived in Salem. Oct. 9, 1918. lived in Stephensville; Cemetery in Pensacola. World War II in action. James R. Brock: buried in Ralph L. Christy: buried in Margraten, Holland. Connell: buried in Henri Chapelle, Belgium. Faulkner: killed March the son of Thomas J. Boss and Della C. Faulkner. Sgt. Ben B. Ferns Jr.: killed ying over Berlin in May 1944; he was the son of Ben Ferns Sr. and Jewel Beach Ferns. Melton Futch: killed in action. Gamble: he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Gamble. Goodman. killed Feb. 1, 1943, off the Pacic Coast; he was the son of Jeremiah Orvin and Simmon Miller: buried at the Memphis Memphis, Tenn. Charley Moss. Ousley. Technician: Malcom H. Parker: killed in action; buried at Saint Laurent, France. James D. Parker: killed in action. France. Sgt. Van C. Swearingen Jr.: Swearingen. the son of Royce L. and Bertha Kent Thompson. Korean War July 27, 1950. died July 27, 1950. Class Charles L. Broome: died July 18, 1953. Robert H. Coghlan: died Dec. 2, 1950. Mann: died Oct. 14, 1951. Class Joey Moody: died June 21, 1952; brother of L. Slaughter: died Dec. 1, 1950. son of J.S. Seb and Ollie in 1953 while serving in his plane was lost off the Vietnam War Sgt. Douglas Gaines Jr.: Vietnam; light weapons infantry. born Oct. 18, 1947; died of Vietnam; light weapons infantry. Lance Cpl. Jack Stephen Smith: born July 15, 1948; asaultman, 5th Marines. Class Billy Jacob Hartseld: born Feb. 8, 1949; died Tin, Republic of Vietnam; aircraft maintenance crewman. rieman; Regiment, 27th Marine. War on Terror Mass. Storm.HOW MANY GRADUATED 35 YEARS AGO?Taylor County High School was prepared to hand out diplomas to 185 members of the Class of 1978 during commencement 2. Principal Ron Stone was scheduled to address both graduates and their special guests at Forest Capital pictured inside this edition.SCALES CUTS RIBBON FOR SHOELEATHER EXPRESSMore than 250 walkers gathered for the Shoe known as the March of Dimes. Cutting the ribbon for the march was the oldest walker, Helen Scales.FIRST CHAMBER PRESIDENT DIESHenry P. Dorsett died at Doctors Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He had been a resident of Perry for the previous 50 years and was the rst president of the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. Dorsett Stadium bears his name.HIGH SOCIETYMiss Marie Arthur Donnelly married Paul Richard Herig Conception Catholic Church. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Shefeld of Shady Grove announced the engagement of their daughter, Ella Patricia Belle to David Winstead of Perry. planned. Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. marriage of their daughter, Melanie, to David T. Cooper of Morgan City, La. The two were married in Bayou Vista, La., on March 17. Jackson announced the engagement of their daughter, Jerri Elizabeth, to Glenn Scott Curtis of Miami. The couple planned a July 29 wedding.A-2 Perry News-Herald May 24-25, 2013 Looking Back Perry News-HeraldPerry, Florida 123 S. Jefferson Street (850) 584-5513 The Perry News-Herald (ISSN 07470967) is published each Friday by Perry News papers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are $35.00 per year or $49.00 out of county. Periodicals postage paid at Perry, Florida 32348. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Perry News-Herald, P.O. Box 888, Perry, FL 32348. and views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco Times reserves the right to refuse publication of letters which are libelous or irresponsible. Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters submitted should We look forward to hearing from you! Our address is Perry, Newspapers, Inc., P.O. Box 888, Perry, Florida 32348. e-mail: email@example.comMember Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. P.O. Box 888 DONALD D. LINCOLN Publisher SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing EditorANGELA M. CASTELUCCIStaff Writer/Advertising Sales DEBBIE CARLTON Business Manager CAROLYN DuBOSE Advertising Director MICHELE ARNOLD Graphic Arts MARK VIOLA Staff Writer TAMMY KNIGHT 2013 Perry Newspapers Inc. May 24-25, 2013 Remember when...By ANTHONY L. WHITE firstname.lastname@example.orgHome remedies Band-Aids. Alcohol swabs. And aspirin. ese were the things youd nd in my grandmothers First-Aid kit. A wad of wet snu. A cross made of smut and turpentine. And a teaspoon of mustard or vinegar. ese items were not in her FirstAid kit, but they were part of the home remedies she used to cure whatever was ailing us. If one of us was unfortunate enough to be stung by a bee or bitten by a spider or any other insect, my grandmother quickly ushered us across the street to my Cousin Frances house for treatment. Hurry up, she would yell, dragging us behind her. If we dont hurry and put something on that bite mark, it might get infected. Its not that bad, wed respond, in an eort to avoid having to see Cousin Frances. Itll be okay. Are you a doctor? my grandmother asked in a satirical tone. No, was my answer. But Aint no buts, shed cut us o. If it gets infected youll be wishing for a doctor. As we walked across the road to Cousin Frances, all I could think about was the huge wad of snu in her mouth. Momma, why does she have to take the snu out of her mouth? I asked a bit concerned. Can we just get the snu out of the can and mix it with water? No, my grandmother answered quickly. It only works with dipped snu. I dont know if this was a proven truth, but my grandmother and Cousin Frances certainly believed it. Marking a painful spot with a cross made of smut and then tracing it in turpentine was one way to get rid of pain and sti joints. Whenever one of us received a bruise, a burn, or a cut, my grandmother, Cousin Reatha, or Cousin Fannie Lou would reach inside the wood-burning stove and scoop up a handful of ash then draw a cross over the bruise. ey would then trace the cross with turpentine. I cant recall whether or not this really eased the pain, but in our minds, we certainly felt cured. When it came to a cure for everything under the sun, nothing came close to the healing power of mustard and vinegar. A teaspoon of mustard could x a stomachache, including curing heartburn and indigestion. And, if you could tolerate the taste, vinegar was a sure-re cure for any ailment you came down with. If you had a sore throat, take a teaspoon of vinegar. Headache? Take a teaspoon of vinegar. Toothache? A teaspoon of vinegar. What about a chipped ngernail? You guessed it. A teaspoon of vinegar. Today, for my minor aches and pains, I open the medicine cabinet and pull out my rst aid kit containing Band-Aids, alcohol swabs and aspirin. However, for the real aches and pains, I nd a snu user, a wood-burning stove or a kitchen cabinet. So, the next time youre feeling a little under the weather, take a teaspoon of mustard or vinegar and call me in the morning. THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD May 25, 1978 We rememberThe names of Taylor County sons killed in action are written in stone at Veterans Memorial Park.
A-3 Perry News-Herald May 24-25, 2013 troops and was very good at it. He probably could have stayed there, maybe for the duration of the war. But he felt guilty, sending troops overseas and staying here himself. He put in three or four requests for overseas duty. They nally sent him. He soon made 1st lieutenant. His real ambition was to be a captain and have his own company of men by the time he turned 23. He had his company when he turned 23 on Feb. 26, 1945, and the next month, in March, he was killed in action by Japs. If Bill were alive today, he would most likely be the rst person to tell you he was no hero. However, his actions that long ago day in the Phillipines were nothing short of heroic and deserving of honor. Having met a larger force, his company was in danger of being wiped out. My brother went aside and drew re to himself, thereby saving many, if not most, of the lives of his men. In doing so, he lost his own life. My brother loved his country, the Army and his men. His girlfriend at the timethey had plans to marry upon his returnhad heard of his death through a mutual friend, a major. She wrote immediately to my parents in Miami. They wired the war department and were assured Bill was alive. They, of course, were greatly relieved. Then, sadly, they got the bad news and his Purple Heart. I didnt learn of his death until I returned home from my tour of duty in the European theatre. I sought many years to get Bill a medal. However, details from the Pacic were sketchy and I failed. Our younger brother nally succeeded and got him the Bronze Star. Bill, if anyone, richly deserves the Medal of Honor. He earned it. Thankfully the nation as a whole is really into thanking those who served and especially those who died. Paul concluded, Bill, I salute youand all who served! enforcement ofcer was notied by an area resident that the property contained numerous abandoned boats in a state of disrepair and that the structure was unsafe and constituted a hazard to nearby residents. A hearing on the property was held on April 12, 2011, before then Taylor County Hearing Ofcer William Blue, who resigned his position last year to run for county judge. Code Enforcement Ofcer Don Love testied that Mr. Brooks property was in violation of [the countys land development code] pertaining to coastal high hazard areas because the pilings supporting the home were unsafe because of cracks in the concrete pilings, Blue said in his order against Brooks. Both the home and the boats present a potentially unreasonable hazard to adjoining homes on Cedar Island in the event of a hurricane or storm surge, Blue said. In his order, he gave Brooks 35 days to correct the issues before implementing a $125 per day ne for the abandoned boats as well as a $125 per day ne for the pilings. The nes had accumulated to more than $82,000 by the time the commission led for foreclosure. According to County Attorney Conrad Bishop, Brooks led a response to the countys suit with a counterclaim, and he led for a dismissal of the counterclaim. The judge then gave Brooks a chance to le a second response, to which Bishop has since responded. In his counterclaim, Brooks, who is representing himself, states, The defendant and counter plaintiff is seeking full reenumeration for inicted damages (both physical and mental) and punitive damages. This action has been forced [sic] extended damage to Dr. Brooks [sic] health (at this point physical collapse due to heat stroke, and gangrene and blood poisoning due to being intentionally subjected to lethal cold conditions requiring Dr. Brooks to be conned to bed for most of the last eight months and nancial damages). Brooks also claims that he has contacted federal authorities, including the FBI, to investigate the situation, stating that the county and its agents have violated his constitutional rights. Additionally, the counterclaims states, The county is aware of at least 1000 other properties in the county in worse condition which are not being prosecuted. The county is aware of hundreds to thousands of boats (or more) in the county which have not had the same scrutiny or prosecution. The county is aware of tens of thousands to millions of items which can be potentially hazardous to others. In his answer to the counterclaim, Bishop denied 18 of Brooks allegations and claimed the county is without knowledge of 35 others. The plaintiff/ counter-defendant alleges the counterclaim led by the defendant/counter-plaintiff fails to state a cause of action upon which relief can be granted, Bishop stated. At Tuesdays meeting, the board agreed to have Bishop le for a nal hearing on the suit. County ofcials have said on several occasions before and during the foreclosure proceedings that the reason for the suit was not about recovering the nes or taking the property, but to get the desired improvements made to the property. Greenville. Perry Postal Service ofcials referred questions to the North Florida District and a call to that ofce was not returned prior to presstime. (Any updates as to what Shady Grove residents can expect moving forward will be published online at www. perrynewspapers.com.) The postal service held a public meeting in the community on Feb. 11 to discuss the future of the Shady Grove Post Ofce. After that meeting, ofcials announced that the post ofce would remain open, but only for two hours per day, from 9-11 a.m. POST OFFICE Continued from page 1 Updates online COUNTER SUES Continued from page 1Property owner ned for code violations BROTHER Continued from page 1 Paul Merrill, 89, was married to the late Lunette Granthum of Foley. His family, originally from Conneticut, settled in Miami. He and wife courted through letters. Medal of Honor: He earned it
A-4 Perry News-Herald May 24-25, 2013 Living Gleason, Markey to wed on June 8 Rebecca Gleason and Mike Markey, along with her godmother, Louise Denmark, invite all friends and family members to their forthcoming wedding.Vows will be exchanged on June 8, 2013, at the Northside Church of God located at 1339 N. Byron Butler Parkway. A reception will follow the ceremony. Samone Brown, Patrick Franklin Sr.Brown, Franklin to say vows July 13Frankie and Jerry Cook of Perry announce the engagement of their daughter, Samone Brown, to Patrick Franklin Sr., the son of Harriet McNeil-Telfair and Donald Franklin of Perry. The bride-elects maternal grandparents are Mary Jones and the late Martin King Sr.; her paternal grandparents are Queen Esther Cook and the late George Cook Sr. The prospective grooms maternal grandparents are Emma Dennison, the late Anderson McNeil and the late Florence Colson. His paternal grandparents are John Franklin Sr. and the late Ruby Mae Franklin. The couple will be married on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 3 p.m. in Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with a reception following at the Mens Club of Perry. All friends and family members of the couple are cordially invited to attend. Mike Markey, Rebecca Gleason June wedding to unite Williams, Crowley Donny and Charlie Johns announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Laraine Williams, to Ty Dalton Crowley, the son of Mark and Donna Crowley, and Dale and Donna Rowell. The bride-is also the daughter of the late David S. Williams. Miss Williams is a 2010 graduate of Taylor County High School and North Florida Community College. She will be graduating in the summer of 2013 with a double major in mathematics and education from Florida State University. The prospective groom is a 2010 graduate of Taylor County High School, attended Darton State College and is currently employed with Gilman Building Products. Local grandparents include Fred and Imogene Murphy, Marilyn Pickles and the late Jimmy Pickles. The couple will be married on June 8, 2013, in a 4 p.m. ceremony at New Home Baptist Church. A reception will immediately follow at the Catholic Parish Hall. All friends and relatives are cordially invited. Ty Dalton Crowley, Jordan Laraine Williams
Submitted by KAREN CATE Heroes Rise took place at First Presbyterian Church, Thursday, May 16. Greeting the veterans as they drove up was a tribute column of 60 U.S. ags lining the highway. A reception was from 5-7 p.m. and was attended by some 300 guests. The Taylor County Forestry queens and JROTC cadets volunteered to serve at the event. Some 175 individuals attended the tribute and prayer service which followed the reception. For the reception, local businesses, organizations and churches decorated 29 tables with red, white and blue, and put messages of appreciation to the veterans on each one. Joyce Fletcher of Main Street Cafe and her staff donated their time to cater the reception. Senator Bill Montford came to thank and shake hands with the veterans. Ofcer Craig Deatherage came on behalf of Congressman Steve Southerland and Marco Rubio sent his regional director, Brian Mimbs. Christi Beshears came on behalf of her husband, Halsey Beshears. During the tribute service, letters of commendation from Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson were read by Taylor County Veterans Service Ofcer Joe Colines. Deatherage read a letter from Congressman Steve Southerland and Colonel Isadore Rommes read a letter from former President George W. Bush. Mimbs offered a strong tribute on behalf of Senator Rubio. Beshears offered a prayer for the veterans. Recognition of the veterans and a prayer of thanksgiving were offered by Chaplain James Taylor. The Rev. Izell Montgomery read Psalm 23 and a passage of scripture from Romans Chapter 8. The colors were presented by members of the JROTC Honor Guard. Veteran Crystal Moody led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Another local veteran, Roy Dennis Woods, sang The Star Spangled Banner. Veteran Bill Bettilyon, produced a video tribute of testimonies from Taylor County veterans of their experiences from WWII to the War on Terror. This was shown in lieu of a speaker. The veterans interviewed were: Harold Johnson, WWII; Ed Shefeld, Korea; Sam Agner and Leroy Johnson, Vietnam; Eddie Smith, Desert Storm; and Crystal Moody, Operation Iraqi Freedom. There was a video slide show tribute to all local veterans produced by Jamey Bean and accompanied by the song Heroes Rise, an original song written especially for the veterans of Taylor County by Karen Cate. This was followed by Roy Woods, who had the entire congregation on their feet with a beautiful rendition of God Bless the USA. A nal prayer for healing of all veterans was offered by local chaplain Mike Burke. It was a great evening of good food, hugs, tears, honor, thanksgiving and prayers, laughter and fellowship. The event was a community effort by businesses, churches, veteran groups and individuals. A-5 Perry News-Herald May 24-25, 2013 wed always stop at Bloodworths. My girls (daughters Amanda Hall and Suzanne Whiteld) lived on the stools (in front of the drink fountain) when they were little. Theyd go down for a vanilla Pepsi and frozen candy bar. Recognizing the shared spirit of community regarding the building and its former proprietor, the late James Bloodworth, Lundy invites residents who have any history of the building to please share. TREASURE Continued from page 1Remember vanilla Pepsi and frozen candy bars? Tables were decorated with personal tributes to local veterans. Hundreds support Heroes Rise honoring local veterans The tribute service was held at First Presbyterian Church.
Religion A-6 Perry News-Herald May 24-25 2013 Thomas Hardin Knight Thomas Hardin Knight, 85, died May 18, 2013. He was born July 15, 1927, in Birmingham, Ala. After serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Osage (LSV3) during World War II, Mr. Knight completed a degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked in Perry for 39 years with Buckeye Corporation, and Procter and Gamble. Survivors include: his wife Lorraine; one son, Kevin Knight (Alicia); stepsons, Bill (Sherry) and Derek McGinn, all of Panama City; daughter-in-law, Elaine Mack Knight of Charlottesville, Va.; brother, Robert (Lavern) of Vernon; sister-in-law Elaine F. Knight of Panama City; sister, Barbara (Ray) Stanyard of Tallahassee. He had 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Knight was preceded in death by his parents, Sadie Peggy Archibald and Thomas Ferguson Knight; his rst wife, Lessie Swindle Knight; a brother, Richard Dick Knight; and son, Dr. James G. Knight. Donations may be made to: Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309-9965 or shepherd.org/charitable-giving or Big Bend Hospice, Gadsden County Special Needs, 105 N. Jackson St., Quincy, Fl. 32351.Myrtie C. EdwardsMyrtie C. Edwards, 77, of Perry, died May 21, 2013, at her home in Perry. Mrs. Edwards was born Aug. 28, 1935 in Cross City, to Zack and Mahalia (Williams) Robinson. She was a Baptist and retired from the Taylor County School System after 30 years of serving in the lunch room. Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter; her grandson, Jonathan Brandon Edwards; a brother, Paul Robinson; and sisters Francis DeBroux, Sylvia Whitten and Rosa Lee Burnette. Survivors include: her husband of 59 years, Leo Edwards of Perry; two sons, Michael G. Edwards of Perry and Johnny Edwards (Victoria) of Perry; two daughters, Debra L. Joyce (Joseph) of Crawfordville and Linda G. Conley (Don) of Perry; brother John Robinson of Crawfordville; two sisters, Emma Blount of Havana and Kathleen Jones of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 24, at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry with Bill Jenkins ofciating. Interment will follow in Pisgah Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Burns Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. Elihu Jack Scott A memorial service for Elihu Jack Scott will be held Wednesday, May 29, at Stewart Memorial Church at 12 noon. ObituariesThe First Baptist Church of Jena will have Vacation Bible School starting Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14 from 6-8:30 p.m. Classes will be available for children 3 years old through the sixth grade. The theme this year is Colossal Coaster World and the motto is Facing Fear; Trusting God. Craft classes are planned, along with supper and a time to play. For more information, please call Betty Beck at 498-5766 or Pastor Bruce Sullivan at 386-854-0190. Churches: buy plants, help SNAP Supporters and students at SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program) remind churches and individuals that they still have plants! If youve wanted an Ann Magnolia for your yard, or an English dogwood, they can provide either along with gardenias, azaleas, nandina, sycamore trees and rain lilies. Prefer vegetable plants? The program has roma tomatoes and bell pepper plants, both three for $1. Please call 838-2545 before you come, urges Connie Gibson who keeps the Green Thumbs on track. The program is located at Taylor Technical Institute, and the list of plants is long. Want a Christmas cactus or a a peace lily? How about a boxwood or a podocarpus? Our prices are reasonable and your support is appreciated, said Gibson. TIDBITS : Prayer breakfast Saturday By SARAH HALL Special prayer for Charlene Haynes (home), Terrill Grifn (outpatient), Gwen Gay (TMH), Macilla Bailey (home), Trayonna Flowers (TMH), Amie Lee Roberts (home), Sarah Petty (home), Anthony White (surgery), Lessie Gent (home), Tony Watkins (home), Linda Tucker (surgery), Lovette Brasby (home), Willie James Brown (DMH), Earlie Williams (TMH), Sherri Baskins Wiggins (Jax), Mabel Hawkins (home) and Thelma Newberry (DMH). Also remember the families of the late Barbara Ann Cusper of Lakeland, the mother of Nancy Wenvel. Need summer sessions? The 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer School Program is accepting applications for the summer program. Sessions will start June 3 and continue through July 31, beginning daily at 7:30 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m., MondayFriday. Parents need to pick up applications now and return them ASAP. Veryimportant! Program is free! Prayer breakfast There will be a prayer breakfast on Saturday, sponsored by the womens ministry of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The event begins at 9 a.m. Please come and fellowship with us. Donations appreciated. Can you listen? All that matters...is that we learn to appreciate and listen to both sides (be objective): There is beliefthere is unbelief; there is your side-there is my side; there is light-there is dark; there is good-there is bad; there is right-there is wrong; there is forgive-there is forget; there is love-there is hate; there is war-there is peace; there is off-there is on; there is empty-there is full; there is stop-there is go; there is fast-there is slow; there is soft-there is hard; and the list goes on... Womens Day Sunday! St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church will hold its Womens Day program Sunday at 3 p.m. with Annie Jones of Perry as guest speaker. Everyone is invited!
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