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Tallahassee Democrat Tuesday, August 3, 19995C Obituaries Local Florida 4 t f ' . V 1 : I . - - V - ' - ' MARK WALLHEISER Democrat Mae Burns works on a quilted wall hanging to enter in the "Sum-frier in the Country Fair" at the Tallahassee Senior Center. enior center limit i e all for ildowh it i S1. ; The country fair planned 'for Aug. 21 will include t'ptts and crafts, music and $Ghili cook-off. 1 v By Mandy Lou Stark DEMOCRAT WRITER ' T'Can you pick a banjo? Play the , harmonica? Do you know how to Icfcurn butter, pull taffy or sew a Wilt? l If you do or just like to vatch others do it the Tallahas-I see Senior Center is looking for J Jyu to be a part of its first "Sum- ner in the Country" fair on Aug. jZJ from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. i $ There will be entertainment, exhibits of country-themed items, !a chili cook-off and even a Minnie JPearl hat contest. "It will be a summer in the country, but there will be no dusty Iroads or mosquitoes, and it will be lair conditioned," said Judy Gross, public information coordinator for tthe Senior Center. Center staff members came up with the country fair idea and presented it to the Tallahassee Senior Citizens Foundation. ; "They just loved the idea," Gross said. ' ! The center especially needs 8 ( nast, uiarri mission under scrutiny Controversy erupted when scenes were broadcast of Cubans being hosed and 'doused with pepper spray. 1 By Alex Veiga " " THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABOARD THE USCGC CHANDELEUR. He shrugs it off, but Petty Officer 3rd class Phil Blackwell doesn't understand why some Cuban exiles call him and his fellow U.S. Coast Guardsmen "water Nazis." "Then they call us up because their boats are sinking," Black-well said recently while on maneuvers off Miami Beach. "We're trying to do our job. I'm not angry. I'm not happy. I just grin and bear it." It was men like Blackwell who angered many Cuban exiles this summer when television cameras broadcast pictures of Guardsmen blasting Cuban migrants with a water hose and stinging pepper spray as they tried to reach U.S. soil and freedom. Crew members say they're trying to save lives and enforce U.S. immigration policy at the same time. They also say they're met increasingly with hostility from migrants trying to make it to the United States, and with criticism ome fine people who can entertain with "country" instruments and demonstrate skills. Anyone may enter an item for display or do a demonstration, but only those entered by folks older than 55 will be judged. There also will be contests for arts and crafts, photography, painting, and anything with a country theme. Categories will be created when all entries are collected. Men are especially encouraged to enter the chili cook-off. i "We want the guys to fire it up and show us their chili cooking talent," Gross said. Halligan's Pub-N-Pool is sponsoring a pool tournament that is limited to the first 32 players who sign up in advance at the center. Concessions will be run by Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Other organizations may prepare and run a booth or concession as well. . Costs will be nominal to cover expenses only. Entry forms for exhibits, judging and contests, which are due Friday, are available at the center, 1400 N. Monroe St. Forms may be mailed of faxed to the center at 891-4020. , Contact Toni Nelson at 891-4015 for more information. To request an entry form, call 597-4000. ronriniifis from some exiles in South Florida. "The bottom line for us is, we're still trying to stop them before they reach the beach," said Lt. Russ Rhinehart, the Chan-deleur's captain. "I'm still confident the public will come around and know that we're out here trying to do the job the best way we can.' Publicity over the pepper spraying changed the way the Guardsmen treat fleeing Cubans, said Ninoska Perez, spokeswoman for the Cuban American National Foundation, a Miami-based anti-Castro regime organization. "We have always had the highest regard for the members of the Coast Guard who have helped so many lives at sea," Perez said. "Nobody is trying to give them a bad name. We're just trying to stop the kind of situation where peoples' lives are at peril." Rhinehart said he thinks the public needs a better understanding of immigration policy and the Coast Guard's role in enforcing it. "I think some people need to be more educated on the policy and what was involved in that specific situation. They see pepper spray used and they immediately jumped to the decision that was inappropriate use of force," he said. Anna Colabella Altomaro Anna Colabella Altomaro, 83, of Jefferson County died Sunday. The service will be at 10 a.m, Wednesday at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Monticello, with burial at Roseland Cemetery. A rosary service will be said at 7 p.m. today at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (997-5612). Family will receive friends following the rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Stamford, Conn., she had lived in Jefferson County since 1975. She was a homemaker . and a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Monticello. She is survived by a son, Matthew J. Altomaro of Jefferson County; two daughters, Immaculate Sassone of St. Petersburg and Antoinette Ackerman of Tampa; two brothers, Louis Colabella of Ryebrook, N.Y., and Mike Colabella of Boca Raton; a sister, Mary Boccuzzi of Stamford; eight grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Dr. Jack D. Courson Dr. Jack D. Courson of Tallahassee died Sunday. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends after the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, FL 32728 or to the Haven of Rest Mission, 510 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. A native of Pearson, Ga., he was a former resident of Douglas, Ga., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1962. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a dentist, a member of the Leon County Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He was a member of Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent and was a member of the Board of Trustees. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte H. Courson of Tallahassee; a son, Jack D. Courson Jr. of Bradenton; a daughter, Lisa Courson Kessler of Miami; a sister, Marjorie Courson Simpson of Daytona Beach; and three grandchildren. (Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel, 942-2929.) James W. Davis James W. Davis, 61, of Quincy died July 24 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home in Quincy (875-4849), with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. A native of Lafayette, Ala., he had lived in Quincy for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Davis of Quincy; two sons, Vincent Davis and Carlton Davis, both of Tallahassee; three daughters, Mary L. Davis of Quincy, Angela Davis and Wanda Davis, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Joe Lee Davis of Quincy; and two sisters, Sarah Ruth Davis and Joann Albritton, both of Quincy. Mayor rebukes controversial police sergeant for his 'spiritual' e-mail By James LRosIca DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER Sgt. Raymond Henry's exuberance in an e-mail to all city employees got him into a bit of trouble on Monday; Henry, who won a $275,000 discrimination and retaliation judgment against the city last week, sent a "spiritual" and exclamation point-laden message Monday morning to every employee on the city's e-mail system. That got him an informal "counseling" from Chief Walt McNeil on the proper use of the e-mail system, and a wiseacre reply from Mayor Scott Maddox telling Henry not to send him any more e-maiis. Henry wrote that he was a "soldier in the army of my GOD! The LORD JESUS CHRIST is my commanding officer! ... Faith, Prayer and the Word are my weapons of warfare! My profession is that of a Policeman... "I am a soldier! I am not a baby!" he wrote. "I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up or pepped up! "Even death cannot destroy LOCAL OBITUARIES Timothy Leo Dozier Timothy Leo Dozier, 24, of Whigham, Ga., died Saturday in Pensacola. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home in Cairo, Ga. (912-377-1414), with burial at Trinity Cemetery in Whigham. A lifelong resident of Grady County, he had been a mechanic at Flowers Tire Company in Cairo and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, Leo and Faye Dozier of Whigham; a brother, Robin Dozier of Whigham; his paternal grandparents, Theo and Louise Dozier of Cairo; and his maternal grandmother, Mattie Lou Ponder of Whigham. Ras B.Hill Ras B. Hill, 71, of Sumatra died Sunday in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sumatra Assembly of God, with burial at Sumatra Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home in Bristol (850-643-3636). A lifelong resident of Sumatra, he was an Army veteran and was employed by the Apalachicola Northern Railroad and the Liberty County School Board until his retirement. He owned Sumatra Grocery and was a member of Sumatra Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hill of Sumatra; a son, Phillip E. Hill of Atlanta; two daughters, Joann Fant of Sumatra and Pat Moncrief of Newnanj Ga.; two brothers, Winston Hill and Billy Hill, both of Sumatra; a sister, Evelyn Butler of Sumatra; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Tony Hood Jr. Tony Hood Jr., 19, of Tallahassee died Sunday. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals in Tifton, Ga. (912-382-4255), with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Tift County, Ga., he was of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his father, Tony Hood Sr. of Tallahassee; his mother, Brenda Spires Hood of Quitman, Ga.; a brother, James Hood of Tallahassee; and his grandmother, Florine Vera Griffin Hood of Tifton. RonG. Keeton Ron G. Keeton, 52, of Lynn Haven died July 19 in New Mexico. A memorial service was held on July 27 at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Panama City (850-763-4694). He is survived by a son, Ronald Brassell of Franklin, Ky.; a daughter, Kimberly Keeton Spence of Lynn Haven; his parents, Vander and Ruby Keeton of Russellville, Ky.; a brother, Rick Keeton; and a grandchild. Linda Parziale Keeton Linda Parziale Keeton, 43, of Lynn Haven died July 19 in New Mexico. A memorial service was held on July 27 at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Panama City (850-763-4694). me! For when my commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to a CHIEF and bring me back to rule this world wimhim!" Maddox also sent his response to all mailboxes: "Congratulations on your urKoming promotion to Chief and ruler of the world. However, until such promotion occurs don't send me any more esoteric e-mails." Henry explained that he had received more than 80 calls and e-mails congratulating him on his win last week against the city. He had sued the city in 1992, claiming he was the victim of departmental racism and was retaliated against when he complained about it. "It was just an inspirational-type message I wanted to send to a lot of people," Henry said of the e-mail. "A lot of people appreciated it; a few didn't. It was just to thank everybody, so I sent it to all mailboxes." But that ran Henry afoul of the city's e-mail policy, which says universal e-mails can be sent only in case of emergency or for legitimate city business purposes. She is survived by her parents, John and Joanne Parziale of Lynn Haven; two brothers, Michael Parziale of East Syracuse, N.Y. , and John Parziale of Washington, D.C.; and a sister, Judith Parziale ofKirkville,N.Y. Karen D. Bell Lane Karen D. Bell Lane, 34, of Apalachicola died Friday in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Apalachicola, with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola (850-653-2208). A lifelong resident of Apalachicola, she was a corrections officer, founded the Ebony Angels Drill Team in Apalachicola and attended the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, D'Jarvis Lane and Tavis Bell, both of Apalachicola; a daughter, Courtney Bell of Apalachicola; her mother, Rosa Lee Tolliver of Apalachicola; her father, Joseph Bell of West Palm Beach; two brothers, Joseph Bell Jr. and Davis Bell, both of West Palm Beach; her grandmother, Katie Bell of Apalachicola; four sisters, Josette Bell Bryant of Tallahassee, Yolanda Harvey of Carra-belle, and Trina Ford and Traci Ford, both of Panama City; and a grandchild. Adolyn Arline MacQuiddy Adolyn Arline MacQuiddy, 80, of Cairo, Ga., died Sunday in Thomas ville, Ga. The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Cairo, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home in Cairo (912-377-1414). A lifelong resident of Cairo, she had been a teacher in Grady County School Systems, the Albany School System and Columbus, Ga., until her retirement. She is survived by a sister, Clifford Arline Whatley of Cairo; and many nephews and nieces. Jimmy Lee Mobley Jimmy Lee Mobley, 52, of Whigham, Ga. , died Sunday in Gainesville, Ga. The service will be at 10 a.m. today at Union Springs Baptist Church in Whigham, with burial at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Climax. A lifelong resident of Whigham, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was the owner and operator of Mobley Septic Tank and Pool Co. He was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa Keaton Mobley of Whigham; two sons, Rodney Lee Mobley and Reggie Keaton Mobley, both of Whigham; a daughter, Tiffany Kay Knight of Whigham; two brothers, Bill Mobley and Charles Mobley, both of Whigham; three sisters, Martha M. Sumner of Thomasville, Ga., Cheryl M. Hopkins of Cairo, Ga., and Margie Mobley of Orlando; and a grandchild. (Ivey Funeral Home in Bain-bridge, Ga., 912-246-3232.) MORE ONLINE For the full text of Henry's e-mail, visit Tallahassee Democrat Online, www.tdo.com "We sat down and talked abouH it," McNeil said. "He immediately apologized for it and recognized the inappropriateness of it." But Henry's lawyer, Marie Mattox, said she didn't understand why Henry got a talking-to for sending an "all mailboxes" e-mail and the mayor did not. "If what Raymond did was wrong, than what Scott Maddox did was wrong," she said. "Is Scott Maddox going to get an informal counseling? Or is he getting immunity?" Maddox said, "I was simply responding to Mr. Henry's electronic diatribe, in which he was talking about his religious views. Whether I agree with those views or not, it's offensive to some to get those over an office e-mail." Reporter's name James L. Rosica covers police and courts: 599-2304 or jlrosicataldem.com . Marion E. Snepard Marion E. Shepard, 84, of Tallahassee died Sunday. The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Florida Baptist Children's Home in Tallahassee. A native of Greensboro, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1951. He was a retired carpenter and a member of First Baptist Church in Havana. He is survived by three daughters, Bettie Arnold and Ann S. Cross, both of Tallahassee, and Edna Mae DuPree of Smyrna, Ga.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Chattahoochee, 850-663-4343.) Joseph Addison White Jr. Joseph Addison White Jr., 81, of Tallahassee died Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the FSU Foundation Joseph A. White Scholarship Fund, co Grady Enlow, School of Music, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1 180. A native of Greensboro, N.C., he had lived in Tallahassee since 1950. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan, as well as studying horn at The Curtis Institute. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre as captain in the 62nd Troop Carrier Group of the Army Air Corps. He earned his doctorate at the University of Michigan after the war and had taught at the Florida State University School of Music since 1950. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Taylor White of Tallahassee; two sons, Joseph Addison White III of Rockville, Md., and Raymond Alan White of Tallahassee; two daughters, Mar-cia White Wurzel of Fort Myers and Carroll White Jarrett of Tallahassee; a sister, Eleanor Prillaman of North Hutchinson Island; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. (Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, 877-8191.) Leland B. Wilt The service for Leland B. "Ben" Wilt, 68, who died July 17 in Lancaster, Pa., was held July 21 at Lititz United Methodist Church in Lititz, Pa. He was a former auditor for the Florida Office of the Auditor General in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy Wilt of Whitetop, Va.; two sons, Ben Wilt Jr. of Dallas and David L. Wilt of Lititz; two daughters, Debra Bard of Mount Joy, Pa., and Denise Stokes of Cary, N.C.; and 11 grandchildren. (Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Jl?-303-5312.) 1 e3l LEON B.FRIEDMAN Prominent businessman and community leader, Leon ' B. Friedman, passed awav Fridav. July 30th, at his home after a long illness, uraveside services were held Sunday, August 1st, at Roselawn Cemetery. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Leon moved his family to Tallahassee, Florida, 25 years ago. He was the owner and operator of Leon Iron and metal, founded in 1974, and opened a second metal recycling plant on the West side of town in 1990. avid fishermen and private pilot for 35 years, he enjoyed his hobbies as much as his profession. Leon played active part in the following community organizations: Experimental Aviation Association, St. Maries Yacht Club, US Coast Guard, Shomrei Torah Congregation and Sorinetime Tallahassee where he served in numerous roles including Andrew Jackson XX, in 1991. Beloved husband of Lois ICFriedman . Devoted father of Marc D. Friedman of Tallahassee, Florida, Sheri A. Schaer and Audrey L. Friedman both of Atlanta, Georgia. Cherished father in law of Jonathan Schaer of Atlanta, Georgia. Adored randfather of Elana, Iris and amuel Schaer of Atlanta, Georgia. Respected brother of Marvin L. Friedman of Kalamazoo, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to Big Bend Hospice 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida 32308.

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