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ADAMS, JOYCE ANN  
ADAMS, JOYCE ANN, 44 Gainesville - Joyce Ann Adams, age 44, Patient Relations Specialist of Shands Hospital, 1988 Graduate of Gainesville High School, left this earthly scene on Friday, January 16, 2015, following a brief stay at E.T. York Care Center. The Homegoing Celebration will be held 12:30PM Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church (Arredondo Community/ Gainesville) where Rev. Christopher Worlds is Pastor (& Officiant), with Rev. Kenneth Curry as Eulogist. Burial will follow at the Patterson Community Cemetery. Ms. Adams will be viewed at the Funeral Home Friday 2:00-7:00PM - And at the Church on Saturday with the Processional. The Procession will form at the residence of her Brother - Johnny Adams Jr., 6018 SW 51st Lane, Gainesville, at 11:45AM. Left to cherish her memory are her loving Children - James Johnson Jr., Jamel Johnson and Joycelyn Rosario of Gainesville, FL; Brothers - Johnny Adams, Jr. & Robert L. Adams, Sr. of Gainesville, FL, John S. Adams of Atlanta, GA and Godfrey Adams of Richmond, VA; Sisters - Edna F. McClain, Antoinette Perry and Renetta Riley of Alabama, and Climmie Adams and Gabrielle Adams of Gainesville, FL; Aunts & Uncles; Nieces & Nephews; Cousins; & Friends. Arrangements Entrusted To: DUNCAN BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME, 428 NW 8TH Street, Gainesville, FL.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2015
BAIR-BRUCE, DIANE  
BAIR-BRUCE, DIANE, 49 Gainesville - Diane Bair-Bruce age 49 of Gainesville passed away January 8, 2015 at her residence. In loving memory of Diane she is survived by her parents Jimmy Bruce, Jacksonville and Darla Schultz, G'ville; daughter, Samantha Bair, Worthington Springs; son, Joshua Dyson, G'ville; two brothers, David Bruce and Tim Watson; two sisters, Tammy and Diana Bruce; nephew, David Bruce, Jr.; niece, Jessie Bruce and extended family Jenny and Carol. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home, Melrose, FL.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2015
BARR, TERRY LAVARIS  
BARR, TERRY LAVARIS, 36 Gainesville - Terry Lavaris Barr, 36 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 in Atlanta's Emory University Hospital. Terry was born and Raised in Gainesville and worked in the Alachua County School System as a Para-professional. Terry is survived by his parents Horace and Cynthia Barr, brother's Jason Barr and Anthon Barr and sisters LaTasha Barr Allen, Victoria Barr Davis and Pamela Barr. Funeral services for Mr. Barr will be held on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at the Fairbanks Church of God by Faith, 6901 NE 57th Street, Gainesville at 2:30pm with interment to follow in Rutledge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Forest Meadows Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Fairbanks church of God by Faith to help the family defray expenses incurred bringing Terry back home to Gainesville. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 (352)378-2528. Please sign Terry's online guestbook at www.forestmeadowsfh.com
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2015
BEVILLE, JOHNNY E.  
BEVILLE, JOHNNY E., 73 Alachua - Johnny E. Beville of Alachua died January 25, 2015 at home surrounded by family. He was 73 years old. He loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter and fisherman, carpenter and farmer. Survivors include his wife, of 52 years Beverly Beville, son Johnny Beville, Jr. and daughter-in-law Amy of Alachua, daughter Becky Holt and son-in-law John A. Holt, III, granddaughter Ashley Holt and grandson John Holt, IV of Lake Butler. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Arrangements are in the care of Crevasses's Simple Cremation. 352-379-3779. A private memorial will be arranged at a later date.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2015
BRADLEY-FAULK Sr., DONTE' - Gainesville  
BRADLEY-FAULK SR., DONTE' MANDEL, 23 Gainesville - Donte' Mandel Bradley-Faulk, Sr., age 23, Chef & Lawn Maintenance Employee was instantly released from the cares of this world on January 16, 2015 following a fatal car accident. Donte' was a 2009 Graduate of Buchholz High School where he participated with the football and track teams. He later attended Santa Fe Community College. Donte's Celebration of Everlasting Love will be held 3:00pm Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Buchholz High School Auditorium (Gainesville, FL) with his Uncle, Minister Victor Bradley, as the Officiant & Pastor Kevin Thorpe as the Eulogist. Donte' will be viewed at the Funeral Home Friday 2:00-7:00PM - And at the Auditorium on Saturday with the Processional. The Procession will form at the residence of his Grandfather, Mr. Charlie Bradley Sr., 2400 NE 13th Avenue, Gainesville, at 2:00PM. The Burial will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery. The Repast will be held at Buchholz High School. Everlasting memories will remain in the hearts of: son - Donte' Mandel Bradley-Faulk, Jr.; mothers - Patricia Bradley-McNair and Sacoya Evertts Keye (& Darnnell); fathers - LaTroy M. Faulk, Sr. and Henry McNair, Sr.; sisters - LaKenya K. Jenkins, Dominique Cromarty, La'Troyrionna Faulk, LaKyrah Faulk; brothers - KenTrel Faulk, Jacari Faulk, La'Troy Faulk Jr., Victor McNair, Henry McNair II, Muhammad Cromarty, Malcolm Cromarty, Kyle Nelson; grandmothers - Almetta Faulk, Elzada Cromarty and Tawanna Mitchell; Grandfathers - Douglas Faulk and Charlie Bradley Sr.; a devoted friend (& mother of his child) - Monique Wilson; and a host of aunts & uncles, nieces & nephews, cousins & friends. Arrangements Entrusted To: DUNCAN BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME, 428 NW 8TH Street, Gainesville, FL.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2015
BRIGGS Jr., WILLIAM  
BRIGGS, JR., WILLIAM 'WILL' ROBERT, 81 William 'Will' Robert Briggs, Jr., 81 of 6390 Hwy 119 N died Sunday, January 25, 2015. He was born in Caswell County and was the son of the late Willie Robert and Ola Brann Briggs. Mr. Briggs was also preceded in death by two sisters, Loretta Roberson and Jenny Clark. He was in the Navy and later retired from Western Electric/Southern Bell as an Electrical Engineer. Mr. Briggs attended Leasburg United Methodist Church. Surviving is his wife, Karon Bason Briggs; three children, Mike Briggs, Sr. and wife Karen, of Greeneville, TN, Robert Briggs, Sr., of Burlington, and Laura Briggs Stratton and husband Reggie, of St. Augustine, FL; three brothers, Charles Briggs and wife Peggy, Larry Briggs and wife Rachel, and Rickie Briggs and wife Cathy, all of Leasburg; two sisters, Kaye B. Rich and husband Rudy, of Asheboro and Faye Briggs, of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Leasburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Pearce. Burial will follow in the Leasburg Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:30PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Brooks and White Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Leasburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 98, Leasburg, NC 27291 and Leasburg Volunteer Fire Department, 5783 NC Hwy 119 N, Leasburg, NC 27291. Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2015
BROKAS, MARY TSANNIS "MARIKA" - St. Augustine  
BROKAS, MARY 'MARIKA' TSANNIS, 90 Keystone Heights - Mary 'Marika' Tsannis Brokas, 90, of Keystone Heights, passed away peacefully at The Pavilion at Penney Farms, on Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was born in Akron, Ohio on June 22, 1924. She and her family settled in Keystone Heights in the 1950's. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Alex Xavier Brokas, in 2005 and is survived by two daughters, Dianne Leath (George), Keystone Heights, FL, Christine Brokas, Tallahassee, FL, two sons, Stefan Brokas (Celeste), Keystone Heights, FL , Mickey Brokas (Nora), Duluth, GA; five grandchildren, Marieka Allen (Trevor), Stefanie Brokas, Alexis Barnie (David), Nikolas Brokas (Stasia), Missy Brokas; and two great grandsons, TJ and Trent Allen. She is also survived by her only sister, Billie Tibbals, Akron, OH. She lived a very full life as a devoted wife, caring mother, grandmother and good friend. She spent many of her years as a homemaker. In the late 60's she went to work for the Clay County School System retiring in 1986. During that time she received her AA Degree from Santa Fe Community College. She enjoyed tennis and golf and was a sports enthusiast, an avid Florida State fan and loved Tennis Professional Roger Federer. She was an active member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church for 50 plus years until such time as it was dissolved. She was the first female lay reader at St. Anne's and the first woman to serve as Senior Warden on the Vestry. She also served on the Altar Guild, sang in the choir, and was the organist and Parish Administrator. She volunteered countless hours using her many talents and spiritual gifts. She then moved her membership to Trinity Episcopal Church where she continued to volunteer at the church office. She was a member of The Daughters of the King and very dedicated and devoted to her church families. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 204 Highway 26, Melrose, FL with The Rev. Tony Powell and The Rev. Harold L. Ritchie conducting the services. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, c/o Donations, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. St. Johns Family Funeral Home and Crematory in St. Augustine, FL is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2015
CARLTON, MARY JOANN  
CARLTON, MARY JOANN May 3, 1937 - January 22, 2015 Gainesville - Carlton - Mary Joann Carlton, age 77, of Gainesville, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at E.T. York Care Center with family by her side. She was born in Wimauma, Florida on May 3, 1937 to the late Henry Carlton and Ruby Newsome Carlton. Mary retired from the State of Florida as a Bookkeeper after 10 years of dedicated service. She attended the River of Life Church of God for many years and enjoyed baking, crafts, and most of all she loved her family. Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, William, Martin, and Monroe Carlton; and her sisters, Sadie Simmons, Ramona Nanette Hughes, and Marjorie Mobley. Mary is survived by her loving children, Randolph Fields of Port St. Lucie, FL, Kelly (Cathy) Fields of Indianapolis, IN, and John (Teresa) Kuhne of Gainesville. FL; her brother, Marshall (Sandy) Carlton of Gainesville. FL; her sister, Carolyn Holmes of Starke, FL; and her grandchildren, Dylan and Annabelle Kuhne, Miranda and Monica Fields, and Chuck and Charlotte Fields. Celebration Services will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00am at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Elder Albert Altman and Elder Jimmie Thornton officiating. Interment will follow at Dyal Cemetery in Starke, FL. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of ARCHIE TANNER FUNERAL SERVICES, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2015
CARTER Sr., LOUEY FRANK  
CARTER, SR., LOUEY FRANK, 72 Gainesville - Louey Frank Carter, Sr., age 72, a native of Gainesville who lived in Jacksonville Florida, Son of the late PJ & Vera Carter, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at his home. A Retired Teacher, Louey was a 1962 Graduate of Lincoln High School who later graduated from Edward Waters College (Jacksonville, FL) where he was an avid Football Player with both schools. Funeral Services will be held 11:00AM, Friday, January 23, 2015, at New Life Evangelistic Center (Jacksonville, FL) with Bishop Richardson officiating. The Burial will follow at Rest Lawn Cemetery (Jacksonville, FL). Louey leaves to cherish his memory: children - Louey Jr., Omeka, Cathy, and Felita; 6 grandchildren; sisters - Addie C. Perry of Gainesville, FL and Mattie C. Collins of Atlanta, GA; brothers - Ralph Griffin of Los Angeles, CA, John Carter (& Dallastine) of Orange Park, FL, Willie Carter of Gainesville, FL, Lewis Carter (& Mozelle) and Jerry Carter of Jacksonville, FL and Aaron Carter (& Veita) of Gainesville, FL (Bobbie Carter preceded him in death); aunt & uncles; nieces & nephews; cousins; & friends. Local Expressions may be directed to: DUNCAN BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME, 428 NW 8th Street, Gainesville, FL.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2015
Costello, Raymond A.  
COSTELLO, RAYMOND A., 91 Raymond A. Costello, 91 of Gainesville passed away on a late January day in 2015. He has returned Home. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Raymond was a WWII veteran serving in the Army on Omaha Beach to the Battle for Metz under General Patton. Raymond is survived by his daughter Patricia LaValle, son Ray Costello, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Father Newman Celebrating. Interment will follow in the Forest Meadows Memorial Park East's 'Military Garden of Honor'. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609. (352) 378-2528. Please sign Raymond's online guestbook at www.forestmeadowsfh.com
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2015
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