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The Keeper of Calhoun County

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

Kelli Peacock was born on October 4, 1967 in Natchez, MS on her daddy’s 29th birthday. She is the daughter of Doug & Joyce Peacock. The family moved back to Calhoun County in 1976.

Kelli had a love of journalism that started at a very young age. Friends say often on Sunday afternoons she would lock herself in her bedroom with her red tape recorder and record herself while reading news stories and try to sound like the news anchors. She was a very creative writer and wrote the plays for the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre hosted by Blountstown Main Street. She wrote one of the plays in just one day! This love of writing would lead to her becoming News Editor with The County Record newspaper from 1998 until her passing in 2016.

Kelli always dreamed she would live in New York part of the year and write. She loved NYC. She told her sister during her battle with Breast Cancer that when she got to Heaven she could see NYC anytime she wanted. She never lost her sense of hope, wishing and dreaming.

Kelli took the below photo at the place where John Lennon died. The word "imagine" was so fitting for Kelli. There was nothing she couldn’t imagine.