Archive for February 2011
Wilhemenia Powell Jackson, 52, of Greenville passed away in Tallahassee on Saturday, February 2, 2011. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Greenville where she had worked as a laundry attendant at Cross Landings (Pine Lake) Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church where the funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sat. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Viewing-visitation will be Friday 3-7 p.m. at TILLMAN OF MONTICELLO (850-997-5553).
Among those mourning Mrs. Jackson’s passing are her sons, Joseph (Kimberly) Jackson, John Jackson and Joe Jackson, III; a niece whom she raised as a daughter, Shaquitha (Bryan) Whitfield; brothers, Carl (Alice) Powell, Gerald Powell, Lorenzo (Evelyn) Powell and Marvin Powell; sisters, Sarah Lou Lott and Nora Jones; nine grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Jackson was predeceased by her parents, John Lewis and Willie Mae Mills Powell.
Karla Calvert Rooks peacefully died at home on Monday, February 7, 2011 from complications due to heart surgery.
Karla and her two sisters, Winona Calvert Hickman and Dorothy Calvert Segar (both predeceased) were born in Tonawanda, NY, to Clarence and Minnie Calvert who relocated to Inverness, FL, in the early 1930’s. Minnie opened a florist shop, located on the site of the current Hooper Funeral Home, on SR 44 in downtown Inverness.
Karla graduated from Citrus County High School and on May 22, 1943, married Herschel Rooks, a fourth-generation Citrus County cattle rancher, at the Inverness United Methodist Church.
The young couple settled in Lecanto, where they raised cattle, farmed watermelons and developed land. In 1950, they welcomed daughter, Bertha Marie (Allen), followed by daughter Catherine (Cassidy) and a year later a son, Herschel (Sonny) Rooks, Jr.
While in Citrus County, Karla was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Crystal River; she served on the Citrus County Fair Association, Citrus County Planning & Zoning Board and actively worked to help build the Citrus County Association for Retarded Children. Karla and Herschel along with their son and his family relocated to Madison County, Florida in September 1992.
This year, they would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
After relocating, it didn’t take Karla long to immerse herself into the First United Methodist Church of Madison, the Woman’s Clubs in both Greenville and Madison, and the Madison Garden Club activities.
The sorrow we feel at the passing of this beautiful lady, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, is difficult to express.
Karla is survived by husband, Herschel; Herschel (Sonny) Rooks Jr. and wife, Toby of Madison; Bertha Allen and husband, Gordie of Killarney; and Catherine Cassidy and husband, Bart of Madison; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison, 4-7 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011. Celebration of her life and memorial services will be held Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11 a.m, at the First United Methodist Church of Madison. Followed by graveside service at Ebenezer Cemetery in Madison.
By Pat Lightcap
I live within the city limits of Madison and it seems to me that we have more buzzards visiting our urban area than in the past. Maybe it is just me but these less than beautiful feathered creatures are in the air flying over homes and yards more often this year. Did something die close by? Is their internal GPS off? Have they exhausted their usual hunting grounds? I don’t know but it was more fun when we had the Red Tailed Hawks landing nearby. These photos were taken Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at around 10:30 AM in my backyard. But these are not the first ones to make a visit this year.
Keith Wendell Newman, age 61, died Sunday, February 6, 2011, in Madison.
Funeral services will be at noon on Friday, February 11, 2011, at Beggs Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.
He was born on November 5, 1949 in Madison, Florida. He retired from the US Army where he served two terms in Viet Nam.
He is survived by his mother, Gladys Newman of Madison; two daughters, Rachel Michelle and Angelique Newman; two brothers, Claude Newman of Ozark, Ala. and Earl Newman of Lee; a sister-in-law, Hiroko Cherry of Madison; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ryan and Roman Alexander Montelongo; and a very close friend, Frances Butler.
Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, (850) 973-2258, is in charge of arrangements.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Corey Termayne Leland has registered as a sex offender in Madison with an address of 1211 MLK Drive.
Leland’s qualifying offense was sexual battery/coercion by threat. He was adjudicated guilty on the charge in 1997.
Leland is a 37-year-old black male, who stands 6’1” and weighs 190 pounds.
Leland has black hair and brown eyes.
Identifying marks on his body include tattoos of skull, a clown, a pair of dice and the names “Tina” and “Corey.”