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Chiefland, FL

ANDREWS, CORINE GALLAGHER Corine Gallagher Andrews passed away on August 18, 2017, in Bell, Florida where she lived with Thomas and Terry Andrews. She was born on February 5, 1926, in Dover, Florida. She is survived by son, Thomas (Terry) Andrews, daughter Kathy (Glen)...


Gainesville, FL

WICKS, ERNEST Mr. Ernest Wicks, age 66, son of the late Willie Wicks and Jewel Wicks, passed away August 12th, 2017 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. He is survived by his siblings; Clarence Wicks (Diane), Willie Wicks, Jimmy Wicks, Ronnie Wicks (Carrie), Christine Dorsey...

Dorothy Williams Zetrouer

Gainesville, FL

ZETROUER, DOROTHY WILLIAMS, 88 Dorothy Williams Zetrouer, died peacefully at home Saturday, August 19, 2017. She was 88 years old. Dorothy was born in Gainesville, Florida and was a lifetime resident of Alachua County. She was a good wife, mother and friend. We will always...

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Johnnie Louise Davis Wright

Newberry, FL

WRIGHT, JOHNNIE LOUISE DAVIS Johnnie Louise Davis Wright, age 87, of Newberry passed away August 18, 2017 at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. She was born January 2, 1930 in Hazelhurst, Georgia to Frank and Clyde Davis. She loved cooking for her family,...

August 21, 2017 Obituaries

Jeffrey Michael "Jeff" Halley

Suffolk, VA

HALLEY, JEFFREY MICHAEL, 48 Jeffrey Michael 'Jeff' Halley, 48, died peacefully after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, on August 16, 2017. A native of Kentucky, Jeff grew up as a Navy brat and graduated from Kempsville High School in Virginia...


Gainesville, FL

HICE, HELEN 'KITTY' GRAY Helen 'Kitty' Gray Hice, age 71 of Gainesville, FL passed away in Gainesville on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Kitty was born in Sylva, North Carolina on February 4, 1946 to Charlie and Mary Owens Gray. She received her Bachelor's degree in Art...

Wanette "Candy" Sanchez

Gainesville, FL

SANCHEZ, WANETTE 'CANDY' Wanette 'Candy' Sanchez, 76 of Gainesville, FL passed away on Friday August 18th, 2017. Wanette was born in Gulf Hammock, FL on March 31st, 1941. She retired from Myra Terwilliger Elementary School in May 1999. She is survived by her husband, Henry...


St. Petersburg, FL

SCHAFFER, MARTHA JEAN Martha Jean Schaffer, age 75, passed away on the morning of August 18, 2017. She was with her husband, and had spent the night surrounded by her family. Marti was born on April 3, 1942, in St Petersburg, Florida. She grew up there with her family,...


Newberry, FL

SEARS, BARBARA ANNE SAWYER, 82 Beloved mother, wife, friend and grandmother, Barbara Anne Sawyer Sears, age 82, of Alachua, Florida died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL, after several years of declining health. She was...

August 19, 2017 Obituaries


Newberry, FL

BAKER, KENNETH WOODROW Kenneth Woodrow Baker, age 67, peacefully passed away, surrounded by his wife and daughter, on August 13, 2017 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Ken was born in Haines City, FL on January 1, 1950. After graduating from Haines City High School,...


Gainesville, FL

DAMPIER, MADELEINE HALL, 96 Madeleine Hall Dampier, age 96 of LaCrosse, FL passed away at her home under the loving care of her granddaughter, Ashley, and surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Madeleine was born in Bethel, Maine on April 18, 1921 to Fred and...


Newberry, FL

LARKIN, GWENDOLYN YVONNE BLAIR Gwendolyn Yvonne Blair Larkin peacefully transitioned after a brief illness at north Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fl, Saturday, August 12th, 2017. Gwen's spiritual journey began at a young age , she dedicated her life to God...

August 18, 2017 Obituaries


Gainesville, FL

COSBY, J., LESLIE Mrs. J. Leslie Cosby, age 91, passed away August 13, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Cosby graduated as Valedictorian of Lincoln High School, Class of 1942, graduate of Fisk University, 1946 and Meharry Medical College in 1948. She was a...


Williston, FL

CRAWFORD, LINDA SUE Linda Sue Crawford went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning August 15th. She passed away suddenly, fortunately in the company of her sister who loved her dearly. Linda never met a stranger. They were just friends she had never met. Although she...


Gainesville, FL

JOHNSON, ALONZO KIRKLAND 'KIRK' Alonzo Kirkland Johnson 'Kirk', age 64, Barber, Army Veteran, left this earthly scene on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in Gainesville at Shands Hospital following a lingering illness. The Homegoing Celebration will be held 11:00AM Saturday,...


Gainesville, FL

JOHNSON, SR., DANELL K. Mr. Danell K. Johnson, Sr., age 34, passed away August 12, 2017 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Horizon New Pathways, and was employed at the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. He is survived by his son; Danell K. Johnson, Jr....

Harold Wilford "Mac" McDavid

Gainesville, FL

McDAVID, HAROLD WILFORD 'MAC' Harold Wilford 'Mac' McDavid, age 82 of Melrose, FL passed away Friday August 11, 2017. He was born April 28, 1935 in McClenny, FL. 'Mac' joined the US Navy in 1954. After serving his country he attended radio and television repair school and...


Gainesville, FL

TODD, JERRY WELDON, 73 Jerry Weldon Todd, age 73, of Jupiter passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. He was born September 5, 1943 in Palm Springs, California to Delbert 'Bud' and Vivian Fowler Todd. Jerry was a US Army veteran, and proudly...

Ira Lester Wigglesworth

Gainesville, FL

WIGGLESWORTH, IRA LESTER, 96 Ira Lester Wigglesworth, age 96, passed away peacefully at Hunter's Crossing Place, Gainesville, Florida, on August 15, 2017. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years, Doris. Lester was born in Fenholloway, Florida, on August 18,...

August 17, 2017 Obituaries


Newberry, FL

HOWELL, RYAN L., 22 Ryan L. Howell, age 22, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Born January 25, 1995 in Gainesville, FL. Ryan was a 2013 Gainesville High School graduate and attended Santa Fe College. While at Gainesville High School, Ryan participated in the Cambridge...


Newberry, FL

Philip Justin Wooten was called home on August 12, 2017 after a sudden illness. He was born December 27, 1933 in Frostproof, Florida, the second youngest of seven children to Frederick and Grace Wooten. He was an all-sports athlete at Frostproof High School, graduating in...

August 16, 2017 Obituaries


Gainesville, FL

CRAIG, LAURIE MORING, 51 Laurie Moring Craig, 51, of St. Augustine, FL passed from this life August 9, 2017 at her residence. A native of Gainesville she moved to St. Augustine several years ago from North Carolina. She was a utility specialist for the city of St Augustine,...


Daytona Beach, FL

DAVIDSON, SR., TERRELL CARLTON (TERRY) Terry Davidson, 78, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend passed away August 12, 2017 after a brief illness. Terry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but was raised in Gainesville, FL. He attended P.K. Young High School...


Palatka, FL

HANCOCK, ZACHARY E. Zachary Evan 'Zack' Hancock, 34, of Palatka, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Orange Park Medical Center from injuries received as a pedestrian. Born in St. Augustine, he was a 2001 graduate of Palatka High School and a lifelong resident...


Keystone Heights, FL

MASON, ROBERT 'BOB' M., 88 Mr. Robert 'Bob' M. Mason age 88, of Earleton passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Jacksonville following a long illness. He was born in Etowah, Tennessee on April 8, 1929 to the late Martin and Rosine (Caywood) Mason and had retired as a Chief...


Gainesville, FL

SIMMONS, YANCEY HARRIS Yancey Harris Simmons passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida. She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Lamar Simmons and two daughters, Sharla S. Simmons of Gainesville and Allison S. McKinney (Jon) of...

August 15, 2017 Obituaries

August 14, 2017 Obituaries

Margaret Hannah Finnie

Gainesville, FL

FINNIE, MARGARET HANNAH, 90 Margaret Hannah Finnie, 90, passed away peacefully at her home on August 11, 2017. She was born on December 22, 1926 in Glasgow, Scotland and is preceded in death by her loving husband, George Finnie. Marg is survived by her daughters; Loraine...

Charles R. Hicks

Keystone Heights, FL

HICKS, CHARLES R., 85 Keystone Heights - Mr. Charles R. Hicks age 85, of Keystone Heights passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Shands Hospital in Starke. He was born in Waldo on June 19, 1932 to the late Otto B. and Mary Jane (Cox) Hicks, Sr. and had been a longtime...

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