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Jerome Francis “Jerry” Carpenter, Sr.

  BLOUNTSTOWN -Jerome Francis “Jerry” Carpenter, Sr., 80, of Blountstown passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 in Panama City. He was born on May 3, 1937 in Polar Bluff, MO to Tommy Eugene Carpenter and Mary Louise Sykes Carpenter and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. He was a retired car […]


BLOUNTSTOWN - Alice Nelle Leonard, 101, passed away at her home on Ocheesee Farms on Feb. 11, 2018.  She was born on May 29, 1916 in Jacksonville and moved with her parents to Blountstown when she was 18 months old.  She graduated from Calco High as valedictorian in 1932. After high school, she attended Florida […]

Julia Y. Faircloth Allen

BLOUNTSTOWN -Julia Y. Faircloth Allen, age 51, of Blountstown, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in Panama City. She was born on Feb. 14, 1966 in Donaldsonville, GA to George Archie Faircloth, Jr. and Myrtice Cloud Faircloth and had lived in Blountstown all of her life. Julia worked in the health care field with human […]

Wilma Louise Hires

BLOUNTSTOWN - Wilma Louise Hires, 92, of Blountstown, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Born in Blountstown on Dec. 10, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Loney Henderson Stewart. She was a homemaker who was very active in her community and church. She was a volunteer for Calhoun County Senior Citizen […]

Roy Dean Flowers

BLOUNTSTOWN - Msg. Roy Dean Flowers, 80, of Blountstown, departed his earthly home on Feb. 2, 2018.  No more PCS or TDY his duty is finished. He retired from the United States Army with 24 years of service. He served during the Vietnam War, working in the chemical and biological department. He also worked with […]

Blountstown man dies after passing out on sidewalk

by Teresa Eubanks, Editor Calhoun-Liberty Journal BLOUNTSTOWN - A man who was found unconscious on the sidewalk outside a convenience store Monday later died despite efforts by customers and EMS to revive him, according to Blountstown Police Chief Mark Mallory. A police officer and ambulances were dispatched to the 20406 Central Ave. West at Texaco […]


BLOUNTSTOWN – Ruthie Carroway, 79, of Blountstown, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 in Tallahassee. She was born in Blountstown on April 4, 1938 to the late Raymon and Myrtice Coxwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Carroway; two brothers, Charles William Coxwell and Herman Coxwell; and one sister, Ida […]

Marcia E. Gilbert

BLOUNTSTOWN - Marcia E. Gilbert, 72, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in Panama City. She was born on March 11, 1945 to Billy Scott and Aileen Smith Scott in Warsaw, IN and had lived in Tampa for most of her life until moving to Blountstown in 2013. She was preceded in death […]

Kalana G. Weeks

BLOUNTSTOWN - Kalana G. Weeks, 63, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 in Panama City. She was born in Panama City to James Harold Rodgers and Joyce Ann Melvin Rodgers on March 2, 1954. She was a bookkeeper and was a member of Eastern Star for 18 years where she served as secretary […]

Shirley Jean Williams

BLOUNTSTOWN - Shirley Jean Williams, 75, of Blountstown, FL passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Born in Blakely, GA, Feb. 11, 1942, Shirley was the daughter of the late Jacob D. and Opal Evelyn (Short) Lindsey. She lived most of her life in Blountstown. She was the founder of Gateway Baptist Church Child Care and […]