The Greenville Town Council devoted several minutes to discussing the proposed broadband lease agreement with the North Florida Broadband Association, with NFBA General Manager Richelle Sucara at the podium, summing up what was in the contract and answering questions.
Sucara explained that the NFBA, a company/association that encompasses 14 counties in rural North Florida, had formed in 2009 to bring enhanced, affordable broadband and Internet access to underserved and unserved areas of the state. By leasing sites on government “vertical infrastructure” (for example, water towers) for its antennae and equipment, the NFBA will be able to send at least a five mile signal, or even a nine- or ten- mile signal, depending on the town’s topography in different areas.
The next step would be the hookups for customers, with emergency management, hospitals, jails, police stations, government buildings, libraries and schools first on the priority list, followed by business and commercial entities, then residents.
Broadband capability will provide such services as live streaming of Internet instruction and online testing for schools and transmittal of x-rays, CAT scans and other diagnostic imaging between local hospitals and distant medical specialists.
The contract for the tower leases would not be exclusive, meaning that other entities could also place their equipment on the same tower, as long as the two signals didn’t interfere with each other. Also, when the contract expires in five years, Greenville would be free to choose another service provider, if another one came in with a lower bid. In a few instances, the NFBA has attracted such competition from other carriers.
The Council voted unanimously to approve the contract.
In the public works department, Supervisor J.C. Fead reported that there have been several episodes of the new well failing to communicate with the computer signal that controls it. The well was kicking off and then failing to alert the computer that it had shut down; someone then had to drive out to the well site and manually restart it. Fead added that he had called the company that installed the well, but they had been reluctant to travel out to Greenville and look at the problem – more or less “blowing off” Fead’s complaint, as one council member put it.
The problem, as Fead saw it, was that the signal between the well, computer and water plant was simply failing to get through at times; perhaps the antenna needed to be higher, but whatever it was, it needed to be rectified while the well was still under warranty. The Council members agreed with Fead, and decided that they would officially contact the engineering and plumbing company the next day. The warranty on the well expires in August of 2013.
Visiting County Commissioner Ronnie Moore, who was seated in the audience, told the council members that the County Commission perhaps could work with the city of Greenville to help with some of the roads that were in bad shape, perhaps by piggy-backing some Greenville roadwork with county roadwork to help lower the cost, or assisting the town with getting money it might be eligible for from the gas tax. He suggested, if the Council members were interested, meetings and workshops to help prioritize some of the roads and figure out which roads might be eligible, based on whether they were state, county or city maintained.
Town Consultant Jim Parrish sounded the cautionary note that Greenville had “many more needs than these small grants could pay for,” a situation that was not unique among small, rural communities in the current economy. State funds that had paid for improvements in years past had disappeared when the legislature stopped funding them.
As one example, Parrish cited the city’s wastewater plant that was breaking down, a health and safety issue that outranked road repair on the priority list. The people running it were “doing a great job with duct tape and baling wire, making small repairs here and there,” he said. The Florida DEP, which inspects the facility once a year, has said that, “‘we don’t know how you guys keep it running.’”
The plant itself is starting to crack along the walls; it will cost about one million dollars to replace it, and one of the community development grants that Greenville might be eligible for is capped at $600,000. It would take two grant cycles to pay for replacing the aging wastewater plant.
In other items of business, the Council approved a request from the Jefferson County Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary for permission to hold monthly fundraisers in Haffye Hayes Park, cooking and selling dinners. The events would take up only a small area of the park every third Friday of each month, from March 15 through October 18. Since the fundraisers have been held there before with no problem and the money goes to pay for the Veteran’s Day Parade (held in Greenville as well as Jefferson), and because there is a lot of Greenville citizen participation, the council approved the request.
The Council also approved Tri-County Health Center’s request to use the park Friday, March 29, from noon until 4 p.m. for its annual Easter Egg Hunt, and agreed to make a $25 donation toward prizes for drawings and contests.
Discussion on hiring a new town attorney was tabled until the next meeting, as was a decision on whether or not to elect on of their number to join the Madison County Chamber of Commerce as a representative of the town of Greenville. Cindy Vees, Executive Director of the Chamber, put the proposal before the council, and said that she would be glad to talk to anyone interested in the position and explain what responsibilities were involved. The decision on who will take it will likely be made at the next meeting.
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Submitted by Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
In May 2011 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force began a joint investigation into a marijuana trafficking organization based in Madison and Taylor Counties.
Information obtained over time by the Madison and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office’s indicated large quantities of marijuana were being received by a group of family members residing in Greenville, FL and sold for distribution to numerous people, primarily in Taylor County.
Exhaustive efforts from all agencies involved using surveillance, controlled buys, search warrants, etc. led to federal indictments in the Northern District of Florida and state charges on four individuals who are residents of Madison County, nine individuals who are residents of Taylor County, and one individual who is a resident in Duval County. The investigation also resulted in federal charges being sought against multiple other individuals involved in the Marijuana trafficking conspiracy in the Middle District of Florida.
Of those charged locally, 10 have entered guilty pleas, including:
Gregory Thompson, Greenville Fl., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Over 1000 kilograms of Marijuana in February, 2013 before U. S District Judge Mark Walker. Michelle Thompson, Greenville Fl., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Over 1000 kilograms of Marijuana in February, 2013 before U. S District Judge Mark Walker. Robelia Thompson, Greenville Fl., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Over 1000 kilograms of Marijuana in February, 2013 before U. S District Judge Mark Walker. Jayson Messer, Greenville Fl., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Less Than 50 kilograms of Marijuana in February, 2013 before U. S District Judge Mark Walker. Steven Mink, Perry, Fl., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Over 100 kilograms of Marijuana in February, 2013 before U. S District Judge Mark Walker. James Kinsey, Perry, Fl., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Over 100 kilograms of Marijuana in January, 2013 before U. S District Judge Robert Hinkle. Troy Gunter, Perry, Fl., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Less Than 50 kilograms of Marijuana, and Distribution of Marijuana, in January, 2013 before U. S. District Judge Robert Hinkle. Jamie Gunter, Perry, Fl., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Less Than 50 kilograms of Marijuana, and Distribution of Marijuana, in January, 2013 before U. S. District Judge Robert Hinkle. Charles Williams, Perry, Fl., who pled guilty to Sale of Cannabis, Possession +20 grams of Cannabis in October 2012 in the 3rd Circuit Court of the State of Florida. Donald Parker, Perry, Fl., who pled guilty to Possession +20 grams of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis With Intent to Sell in November 2012 in the 3rd Circuit Court of the State of Florida.
In the investigation there were 5 search warrants executed in Taylor County and 1 search warrant executed in Madison County. In the investigation law enforcement seized over $180,000.00 in cash, 14 vehicles, 2 trailers, 3 pieces of equipment, 23 firearms, and approximately 130 pounds of marijuana. In addition, law enforcement is seeking forfeiture on 15 pieces of real property.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The 10th Annual Kelsi Reams Hot Chocolate Sale will be held Saturday, Jan. 26.
Once again, the location will be at Scott Realty in Greenville.
Kelsi began the hot chocolate fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after her sister, Abby, was diagnosed with the genetic disease when she was a baby.
Kelsi, along with Abby and sister, Chloe, will be on hand to help serve you. Coffee and donuts will also be available, along with Kelsi’s famous hot chocolate.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Greenville Town Council was surprised Monday evening, Jan. 14, when both the Town Clerk and Deputy Clerk resigned.
Town Clerk Trish Hinton had already turned in her resignation and was not at the meeting.
Deputy Clerk Marsha Bass handed in her two-week notice at the meeting.
The resignations leave the town scrambling to find replacements for the positions, as well as a new town attorney. Their former town attorney was elected judge in the November election in Taylor County.
Hinton replaced former Town Clerk Sherry Roland, who was fire after money went missing from the town’s coffers. Roland was arrested on grand theft charges last year. Roland is scheduled to be arraignment in Circuit Court in Madison County on Feb. 7.
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It is a project that has been about a year in the making, made possible by a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant.
On a sunny Friday morning, Oct. 12, Greenville city employees and officials brought the city’s brand new well online.
Nestled among 100-year-old oaks trees off NW Riverine Way, the new well is operated via satellite and communicates the same way with the water plant in town, improving Greeneville’s water quality and ensuring that it has an adequate supply for its needs. The old well will be put on standby mode as a backup in case of an unforeseen emergency.
Patricia Hinton, the new city clerk for Greenville, actually grew up in a large three-storey farm house on the property where the new well is located, and recalled a childhood spent playing “Tarzan” with her brother, sister and friends Bill Kerr and Bobby Harrison, swinging on vines that dangled from the very same oaks that now surround the well structure.
Years later, after the house burned down, Hinton’s mother sold the property to Charles Roland. It passed through several more hands and was eventually donated to the city of Greenville, which used part of it to install the well
“Isn’t it funny how things come around,” she remarked, standing beside the large well structure with Greenville Mayor Kovacherich Arnold and Public Works Supervisor J.C. Fead and Greeneville Public Works employee Joseph Jackson.
After making sure everything was communicating properly and all the tests were completed, the men flipped the proper levers…and the new well was up and running.
Pauline (CONE) Crosby, age 86, died June 6, 2012 in Columbus, Ga. Born at Vero Beach, October 21, 1925, she was the daughter of William Hubbard “Dock” Cone and Alice (HUDSON) Cone. The family was originally from Madison County and left the area for a time to reside in Vero Beach and Ft. Pierce until their return to the area in 1936. They re-settled first in Sirmans and lastly at Sundown Court south of Greenville.
Mrs. Crosby was the second of eight children. She attended Greenville High School. After graduation in 1943, she accepted a position with the Southern Bell Telephone Company in Jacksonville. That is where she met Herbert Eugene “Bing” Crosby. They were married July 3, 1947. Mr. Crosby was in the United States ARMY and having chosen it as his career, the couple lived in numerous locations, settling at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. in 1958.
Mrs. Crosby was a homemaker and a former member of Wynnbrook Baptist Church and an active member of Edgewood Baptist Church where she was in the Joy Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Gallops Senior Citizens.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband (who died in 1981) and by her son-in-law Doug Gass. Siblings preceding her in death are: Delores Cone, Lucille Cone Hank, John H. “Johnnie” Cone, Sr. and Estelle Cone Bailey.
Survivors include her two daughters, Paulette Bragg (Michael) of Columbus, Ga. and Linda Gass of Kingston, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Emily Ferguson Little (Sean) of Columbus, Ga., Shannon Ferguson of Baton Rouge, La., Brian Gass of Vernon, Conn., and Andrea Gass of Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. Crosby’s surviving siblings are: Leola Mae Cone Sands of Greenville, Herbert Cone of Gainesville, and James Cone of Warner Robins, Ga. She has a number of nieces and nephews residing in Greenville.
Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at McMullen Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus, Ga., with Reverend Andy Merritt officiating. Interment was held 10:00 AM Monday, 11 June 2012 at Fort Benning Main Post Cemetery. She was laid to rest next to her husband.
The Greenville Recreation Board will be sponsoring “Fun Day” June 2, 2012 at the Tracy Stephens Recreation Park in Greenville beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a cake auction. Plates of pulled pork sandwiches with sides of cole slaw and baked beans will be available as well. The schedule of events is as follows:
10:30 Madison Community Bank vs. Farmers & Merchants Bank
11:30 Florida Plywood vs. H & R Grocery
12:00 Lunch Break
1:00 Sharon Community Church vs. Greenville Fertilizer & Chemical
Softball games will follow. Everyone is invited to come out and support our youth. We would like to thank everyone that came to Opening Day and showed your support for the children in Greenville. If you have any question, please contact JA Lane, President of the Recreation Board at 850-973-7510.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two people were killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10, east of the US 221 exit early Friday morning, April 27.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Hector G. Garcia, 67, of Ruskin, was eastbound on I-10 when for an unknown reason, the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban he was driving veered off the roadway onto the south shoulder and began rotating clockwise.
While rotating on the south shoulder, the Suburban overturned several times and then came to rest upright in the tree line on the south shoulder.
Garcia was critically injured in the crash and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Garcia’s passengers, Manuel Valdez, 56, and Felicitas Valdez, 50, both of Frostproof, were killed in the crash.
Seatbelt usage for the passengers is pending further investigation.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS, Madison Fire and Rescue and the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department assisted FHP at the scene.
FHP Trooper Berry Crews was the crash investigator. FHP Cpl. Carlton Yarborough was the homicide investigator.
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that the apprehension of Antwan Maurice Miller for the charges of attempted murder were as result of the following:
On the early morning hours (12:34 AM) of Sunday the 8th day of April 2012, Sheriff’s Deputies on routine patrol at an area in Greenville Florida known as the “Rec-Room” located at 1358 SW Grand Street were advised that a fight had started inside during a party. Sheriff’s Deputies entered the building to stop the fights and disperse the crowds. As persons were exiting the building, fights ensued outside and Officers on the scene requested additional Officers for assistance. Rashard Miller and Antwan Miller, both known by a Sheriff’s Deputy, were observed arguing and were separated and ordered to leave the area. Upon dispersing the crowd from the “Rec-Room” Deputies noted the crowd gathering again down the street at an area known as the “Boom-Boom Room” located at 1622 SW Grand street Greenville, Fl.
Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the new location of the large crowd and while again attempting to disperse the crowd, witnesses informed the Officers that Rashard Miller had been stabbed. Officers located Rashard Miller within the crowd and noted that he was bleeding profusely from his abdomen. Rashard Miller immediately, without prompting, identified the suspect to be Antwan Miller. Officers requested immediate back up and an ambulance for medical attention as additional and sporadic fighting within the crowd continued.
Upon arrival of additional Officers, persons failing to comply with lawful orders and continuing to fight, obstruct officers of their lawful duty and/or incite the riot were arrested. Three (3) persons were arrested for their involvement in the disturbance and are as follows:
Melvin Morris: B/M, DOB: 12/05/1988 of Greenville Florida. Charged with Affray
Javon Hampton, B/M, DOB: 05/06/1990 of Tallahassee Fl. Charged with Inciting a riot and Obstruction
Johnny Morris, B/M, DOB: 10/31/1990 of Greenville, Fl. Charged with inciting a riot.
While continuing to disperse crowds and apprehend those failing to comply, Officers on the scene were informed of a vehicle accident and soon learned the vehicle was occupied by the suspect of the stabbing, Antwan Miller. Witnesses inside the wrecked vehicle confirmed Antwans presence and explained that Antwan Miller was attempting to flee the scene en route to Tallahassee Florida when the accident occurred but he had been picked up by an unknown motorist before officers arrived at the accident scene.
Rashard Miller was stabilized and transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he was admitted with serious bodily injury. At the time of this updated release, Rashard Miller has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.
The investigation into the stabbing remained pending until presenting a probable cause affidavit and an arrest warrant for Antwan Maurice Miller was issued and executed.
Antwan Maurice Miller Posted bond and was released from the Madison County Jail on Wednesday the 25th day of April 2012.
This case remains pending additional investigations and possible arrest.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Greenville man was killed in a crash early Saturday morning, Oct. 15.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Henry Lee Roberson, Jr., 27, of Greenville, was traveling east on U.S. 90 (west of SW Pettis Circle in Greenville) in the eastbound lane. The right side of Roberson’s 1995 Chevy Impala exited the roadway on the south shoulder.
Roberson overcorrected, causing the Impala to travel across the centerline, where it began to rotate counterclockwise as it entered the westbound lane of US Highway 90 in a northeast direction.
The car then exited the roadway onto the north shoulder where it rotated counterclockwise several more times. Roberson then began to travel in a northeasterly direction along the tree line.
The Impala struck a telephone junction box and several trees with its left side.
The car came to a final rest, facing towards the southwest on the north shoulder of U.S. 90.
Jerry Ladarick Miller, 37, of Greenville, a passenger in the car was killed in the wreck.
Roberson and passenger, Jamie O’Neal Hampton, 31, of Greenville were seriously injured in the crash.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS and the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department assisted FHP at the scene.
FHP Cpl. Scotty A. Lulley was the investigating officer and the homicide investigator.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
“I knew Ray Charles before he knew himself,” said Thomas Lane, who predates the famous former Greenville resident by five years. Pointing to the west, he said, “His house is right down the road there.”
“Do you want some real news?” one of his friends pipes in. “They put his house in the wrong place.”
The men who gathered each day under a tree next to the S&J Deli in Greenville all agree on it. They tell this writer that Charles’ childhood home had been on the other side of the street, and when it was refurbished, they put it in the wrong place.
Lane and friends, Leroy Scott, Jesse Hunter, Fred Hampton, Frank Howard and Jimmy Scott were all gathered beneath the tree on a Thursday afternoon. Greenville residents commonly refer to the oak as the “Tree of Knowledge.” Some days, a few others join them.
All of the men sitting under the tree worked in tobacco at one time or another in their lives. When the question was asked to them, the answer came back “What you talking about? We all did.”
Leroy Scott said, “I’m the youngest one here and I worked in tobacco, too.”
Scott served eight years in the Army, joining in 1988. When asked if he had been in any wars, he responded that he had been to Bosnia, “If you can call that a war.”
The other men said, “Yeah, because they were fighting over there.”
Jesse Hunter is a veteran of World War II. He served in the Seventh Army in England, France and Germany. Commanders of that component included General Dwight Eisenhower and General George S. Patton. Patton, then a lieutenant general, took command of the Seventh Army aboard the USS Monrovia. This led to the Seventh Army’s motto: “Born at Sea, Baptized in Blood.” It later became “Born at Sea, Baptized in Blood, Crowned in Glory.”
Frank Hampton went into the Army right after the Vietnam War. Most of his time was spent in Europe.
Jimmy Scott was born and raised in Greenville. He joined the Army after graduating from high school in 1974, but never made it to Vietnam. He was on the football team for the Greenville High School Pirates.
Unlike the others, Frank Howard was not born and raised in Greenville.
“I’m from Jefferson County,” he said. He said that he lives on Highway 221 North.
Howard was one of the first students to attend Howard Academy in Monticello.
“I went there when they first opened it,” he said. He said that he was no relation to the people who the school was named after.
When asked if they had any advice they would like to share with the younger generation, a phrase comes out that youngsters should heed: “They need to show respect to their elders.”
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
J.A. Lane has a vision for what he wants the Tracy Stephens Recreation Park and J.A. Lane field to look like.
“We’re painting it black and gold,” he says as he points to the press box and the dugouts at the ballpark in Greenville. “We want it to look the way that it did when the high school played ball here.”
Memories of the Greenville High Pirates make Lane hearken to memories of yesteryear. Like many ballplayers, he can still remember the pride in donning the baseball uniform. He can also remember the smells associated with baseball; smells of hot dogs cooking, peanuts roasting, the smell of the leather baseball glove and the newly mown hay. Most of all, he remembers the action as he played left field for the Pirates.
J.A. Lane has been a man of action on many things over the years.
When the school decided to do away with baseball during his senior year, Lane organized a petition drive to bring it back. When Greenville youngsters needed something to do, Lane, along with several other Greenville citizens, formed a Little League, which was associated with Tallahassee in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Lane, along with Bobby Harper, Tracy Stephens, Leonard Bembry, Zeke Griffin, Abe Mills and others had to depend on their own abilities to raise funds to establish the first organized recreational baseball program in Greenville’s history. They were able to start a tee-ball league, a little league and a senior league. The league was affiliated with Tallahassee before joining the Babe Ruth League in 2000. The town’s recreation baseball league went independent in 2005 and have been ever since.
Because of the early efforts of Lane and men like him, Greenville youth still have a baseball program to day. Later on, the town was able to secure grant funds to build a baseball facility.
Because of Lane’s efforts, the Greenville Town Council voted to name the field for him. In addition, he has also been honored by the town by being asked to be the Grand Marshal in the Country Christmas parade.
J.A. Lane grew up in the Lovett area, northeast of Greenville. His parents were Julius Audley Lane and Carrie Elizabeth Lane. He was born Julius Audley Lane, Jr., on Sept. 16, 1943. His parents shortened the name to J.A.
Playing baseball under Coach Leon Suggs at Greenville High School, J.A. developed his love of the game and he didn’t let distance from the school separate him from playing either.
“I used to hitchhike to Greenville to play baseball,” he said.
After high school, Lane joined the Marine Reserves and went to work as a forklift operator at Georgia Pacific in Greenville.
J.A. is married to Janie Lane and has five sons, Greg Lane, Julius Lane, Chris O’Neal, Eddie Peters and Jody Scott.
J.A. is now semi-retired but keeps busy tending the grounds at the Recreation Park for the Town of Greenville.
When he has a little spare time, he enjoys riding horses and fishing.
J.A. still plays softball with Greenville’s co-ed recreation league, which he helped start. He pitches on his team, which recently won a benefit softball tournament.
J.A. shirks off any praise heaped on him by others, saying, “I don’t do much. I’m just trying to help the youth out.”
In the mean time, J.A. works on trying to get a youth football program started in Greenville and works on getting the ball field done in the style of the old Greenville High School Pirates and Greenville Middle School Indians.
On a warm, sunny Good Friday afternoon, dozens of children and their parents gathered under the picnic pavilion in Haffye Hayes Park to hunt Easter eggs. Tri-County Family Health Care Center sponsored the event, to promote dental health among Greenville’s children. With blue balloons sporting the center’s logo everywhere, Shawn Hamm, of Tri-County Family Health, welcomed the crowd. Other representatives passed out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and other dental supplies, and offered free fluoride rinses for children who had their parents’ permission.
Hamm held a series of drawings for prizes, such as stuffed animals and stuffed-full Easter baskets, with plenty of help from eager children who wanted to help him draw names. However, those same children vanished in a heartbeat as soon as Hamm announced, “Let’s hunt some Easter eggs!” The picnic table area was suddenly empty of everyone except adults, while the park was full of children running around grabbing all the eggs they could find. There were a lot of eggs, but the children worked fast and soon had them all gathered.
There were a few more drawings for prizes, and some more running around and playing in the park, and then the tired, happy children began going home with their parents and prizes.
Dorothy Moore “Miss Dot” Pridgeon, age 85, died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at her home in Greenville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Greenville Methodist Church, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel.
She was born in Brooksfield, Georgia and lived most of her childhood life in Moseley Hall before residing in Greenville. She was City Clerk for the City of Greenville for fifty years before retiring. She was a member of Greenville Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, G. W. Pridgeon Jr (Darlene) of Perry; George R. Pridgeon (Lila) of Greenville; a sister, Lucille Cruce, of Madison; four grandchildren George W. Pridgeon III, Krystle Pridgeon, George Russell Pridgeon, Jr. (Angela) and Suzanne Tart (Paul); and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and George Quartman Pridgeon.
Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel is in charge of arrangements (850-973-2258).