By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two women from Madison did very well in the Art of Surviving 5K Run held Saturday, Feb. 26, in Hahira, Ga.
Brooke Hackle, from Pinetta, finished 49th overall and fifth in her age group (30-39) with a time of 26 minutes and 9.8 seconds. Brooke is married to Phillip Hackle and is the daughter of John and Ginger Bullard.
Zane Gaston, of Madison, finished 79th overall, and sixth in her age group (20-29) with a time of 29 minutes and 10.8 seconds. Zane is married to Richie Gaston. They have three sons, Cy, Reed and Mason. She is the daughter of Felicia and Ed Yarbrough of Valdosta, Ga., and Kenny and Debbie Hutto of Cherry Lake.
Congratulations, Brooke and Zane.
Archive for March 2011
By Jacob Bembry
Lurine (Renie) Ann Dean born Nov. 14, 1946 at White’s Nursing Home in Boonville, N.Y., went home to be with God on Feb. 14, 2011. She passed away at Big Bend Hospice House, Tallahassee, after a long, hard fight with several bouts of pneumonia.
She attended school at Lyons Falls and South Lewis Central School, graduating
in 1965. She began working as a nurse’s aide in Lewis County General Hospital in 1966.
Renie received her LPN degree from SUNY Morrisville in 1975 and went on to work as a LPN at LCGH working in many of the different hospital departments. In 1995, Renie completed her Registered Nursing Degree and began working as Charge Nurse for the Nursing Home Facility at LCGH, which she retired from in 2003. During her 35 years of nursing she also did volunteer work, including going to Haiti to care for and vaccinate the children there. Renie moved to Greenville in 2006.
Renie was predeceased by her parents Oatley and Bertha (Bates) Dean of Lyons Falls, N.Y., her brother James Dean of Glenfield, N.Y. and her sister Betty (Dean) Weiler of Port Leyden, N.Y.
Renie is survived by her brother, Oatley (Richard) Dean of Utica, N.Y., by her nieces,nephews and their families; Paige (Dean) and Richard Yelton and great-neice Lanie Dean, Katrina (Weiler) and Larry Beltowski and great-nephews, David and Kevin Beltowski, Bruce Weiler and great-nephew Adrian and Amy Weiler, great-great nephew, Robert P. Weiler and brother in law, Robert Weiler.. She is also survived by her special friend and “sister of the heart,” Bobbi Capello and their precious pets, Casey (dog) and two kitties, Emily and Sammie, whom she loved dearly and longtime friends, Marcia Myers and John Herman and many other longtime friends from Boonville, N.Y. She loved animals, gardening, reading, doing needlework, cooking and her computer.
After moving to Greenville, she became a member of a very loving and caring family from the United Methodist Church of Greenville. Many of them spent nights at Hospice House with Renie so she was never alone. The family and friends like to thank Dr. Hartsfield and all the staff at Big Bend Hospice House, for making them all feel welcome and for the wonderful care they gave Renie and for allowing Casey to spend time with her
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville United Methodist Church, 174 SW Church Ave, and all are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends are asking that donations be made to the Greenville United Methodist Church to help with all the wonderful services they provide for the community. Burial and a memorial service will take place in Boonville, N.Y. in the spring.
A memorial service will be held for James Victor Roy, Jr. on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Preston Gainey officiating.
James Victor Roy, Jr. was born March 26, 1961 in Jacksonville and died February 23, 2011 in Jacksonville.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Christine Kelley and James Victor Roy, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Roy; his sister, Teresa Pridgeon (husband, Rocky); brothers, Harvey Roy of Tifton, Ga., Tommy Roy of Jasper and Freddie Ward of Alabama; daughters, Jennifer Roy of Vidalia, Ga. and Tesa Williamson of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren, Summer, Katelynn, Austin, Travis, Hayden, Melanie and Savannah; several nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles.
JoAnn Gnewuch, Administrator of Madison Nursing Center, is proud to announce the receipt of the “President’s Choice Award” engraved with“ Awarded to the Staff of Madison Nursing Center – In appreciation of your superior operational performance in 2010.” Pictured front row, left to right: Deidra Reams, Diane Webb, Jean Carroll, JoAnn Gneuwech, Latrell Smith, Keely Lago and Linda Donaldson. Back row, left to right: Marty Giacomazzi, Louise Walker, Vernell Procter, Katie Hodge, Kristen Tuten, Frankie Parker, Patricia Brinson and Emma Collins.
Clint Minter’s Friends and Family team and the Hopewell Baptist Church team are hosting the Third Annual Charity Bass Fishing Tournament.
Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Madison. Registration for the fishing tournament will begin on Saturday, March 12, at 6 a.m. at Cherry Lake. Registration cost is $30 per person. Lunch is included.
The launch for the fishermen and fisherwomen is set for 7 a.m. The weigh-in will be held at 1 p.m.
There will be a 25 percent payout to all who win or place in the tournament and the American Cancer Society will receive 75 percent of the payout.
For more information, please call Adam Sampson at (813) 267-7510 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Beryle Ream Scarboro, born June 6, 1931, went to be with the Lord March 5, 2011. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was the beloved husband of Billie West Scarboro, adored father of Renay Cummings (Craig) and Shelley Fowler (Dave) , and the blessed grandfather of Savannah, Reagan, Rebekah, Drake and Matthew and his faithful younger brother, Ronnie Scarboro.
The viewing was held Tuesday evening, March 8, 2011, from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel. The funeral will be Wednesday March 9, 2011 at Greenville Baptist Church at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.
If you wish, please donate to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308- 5310.
Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel. (850) 973-2258 was in charge of arrangements.
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
If it weren’t for the modern highway in the background in one direction, and the Best Western Hotel in the other direction…and of course the modern cars mixed in among the horseless carriages in the paved parking lot, Friday, March 4, might have looked exactly like a day from the early 1900s.
This was where the members of the Horseless Carriage Club of the North Florida Region had paused to spend the night on one of their driving tours. The Club goes on one or two tours a year in their classic automobiles, just for the pleasure of driving them out on the open roads. Usually the Club is for the pre-1916 automobiles, but this tour is allowing autos from up to 1927, “because there just aren’t that many of those really old cars left,” said club member Steve Cook.
For the few cars still in existence, maintenance takes some know-how and know-where, especially knowing who still does such specialized custom work. For example, custom made replacement tires, no wider than a hands’ breadth and attached to custom made wooden spokes and rims, can cost up to $600. The side light lights and taillights are kerosene lanterns. Headlight lanterns use acetylene for the bright white light.
They go on a couple of driving tours each year, said Cook and the tours can be anywhere from one day to two weeks. They usually try to average about 100 miles per day, at 30 to 35 miles per hour. Rather than traveling together in a pack, they take separate routes to avoid causing traffic jams, and meet up at their agreed-upon destination. Friday, the group stopped at the Best Western in Madison, Saturday, it was the Opera House in Monticello, and Sunday their destination was Cherry Lake, often taking back roads – country highways and even dirt roads. “That’s what these cars were made for,” said Cook, of the cars that predate much of modern paving. “The pleasure of driving the open road.”