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Obituaries – August 11th 2022


Maxine Summers of Bristol passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Blountstown. She was born in Grand Ridge December 12, 1929, to late John Maxwell Wester and Alma Burns Wester. She worked with the St Joe Paper Company in accounting for many years until her retirement and was a member of the Bristol First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Maxine is preceded in death by her husband Eldridge Money and later married James Summers who also precedes her as well as her brother, Bernard Wester, her sister, Lavelle Bishop and her stepson Ricky Summers.

Survivors include her son, Carl Thomas Money of Quincy; her stepsons, Eddie and Greg Summers, both of Port St. Joe; her brother William Earnest Wester of Dover, Arkansas; her sister, Mary Floyd of Grand Ridge; her grandchildren, Aaron Money and Carla Ludlam and her husband John and her great grandchildren, Cliff Money and Brayden Ludlam.

Services to honor Maxine and to honor her life were held 3:00 p.m. EST Sunday, August 7, 2022, from the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church with Reverend Chris Goodman and Coy Collins officiating. Interment followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. 

Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at 850-674-5449

Traffic accident on SR 73 claims 19 year old Marianna resident

A 19 year old Marianna man died early Monday morning in a traffic accident on SR 73 in Jackson County south of Marianna.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report the young man was driving north in an SUV alone at approximately 1:30 a.m.  .While negotiating a left curve, the SUV ran off the roadway and entered the east grass shoulder.  The driver swerved to his left to re-enter the roadway, but while doing so, lost control of the SUV.  The SUV yawed in a counterclockwise manner, and crossed the north and southbound lanes of SR 73.  The SUV then entered the west grass shoulder, and the property of 4391 Tupelo Ct., where the SUV’s right side collided with a tree.

The 19 year old male was pronounced deceased on scene.

BMC hosting GriefShare support group on Thursdays

Blountstown United Methodist Church is hosting a GriefShare ® Support Group on Tuesdays through September 13. The support group meets at Blountstown United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm. (CDT).

Grief is a personal and emotional process, and everyone handles it differently. Others who understand what you are going through. With a GriefShare ® Support Group, you’ll learn how to go through a healthy season of grieving that will help you transition to emotional and spiritual wholeness. GriefShare ® is for people who are grieving the death of family members or friends. There are many types of losses in life that create real feelings of grief; this is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare ® sessions.

It is the goal of GriefShare ® that you’ll discover hope for the future. While things may look bleak now, you’ll learn ways to restore your hope and rebuild your life.

Many GriefShare ® alumni have said that the program helped them move from deep grief to peace and a sense of joy again. During each weekly session, participants will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects, participate in group discussions about the topics covered in that week’s video and what is going on in your lives and use workbooks and journal entries for further personal study of the grieving process. Sessions are self-contained, meaning you can join at any point during the program and don’t have to attend every session to stay on track with the group.

GriefShare ® Support Group welcomes new members weekly. For more information, contact Blountstown United Methodist Church office at 850-674-8254/3144,, or stop by the Blountstown UM Church office at 20500 Central Avenue, West, across from the Subway Restaurant.

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