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Mrs. Verna O’Brian, 86, of Altha, passed away Saturday night, September 26, 2009, in Blountstown. Mrs. O’Brian was born on February 1, 1923, in Calhoun County and had lived here all of her life. She worked in the Cigar Factory in Greensboro for a number of years and also worked at Yon’s Department Store and Christo’s 5 and 10 cent store in Blountstown. Mrs. O’Brian was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church in Altha where she served as church secretary and treasurer for several years. Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford O’Brian. Survivors include two sons, Willard O’Brian and wife, Alma, of Altha, Jeff O’Brian and his wife, Ann, of Blountstown; two daughters, Lawanda O’Brian of Tallahassee, Verna Mae Williams and her husband, Ken, of Ocala; two brothers, R.O. Traylor of Blountstown, and Horace Traylor of Sneads; one sister, Lorene Richter of White City; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 29, at 11:00 a.m. (CT) at Magnolia Baptist Church near Altha with Rev. John Kusnierz officiating. Interment followed in the Magnolia Cemetery near Altha. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-2266).

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