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ALLIGOOD, CORINE D.  
ALLIGOOD, CORINE D., 84 Alachua - Corine D. Alligood, 84, of Alachua, FL, passed away on June 28, 2015, at her home. Corine was born in Santa Fe, FL, the youngest daughter of the late Clyde and Eula Avinger. She is survived by her devoted husband of over 60 years, Roy H. Alligood, Sr., her son Roy H. (April) Alligood, Jr., two daughters, Linda Gale Coleman and Valerie (Jeff) Means, all of Alachua, and her brother, Henry Avinger of Santa Fe, FL. In addition Corine is survived by her grandchildren, Corinia Atkins, Patricia Rodriguez, Ray and Joshua Alligood, Dawn Godsmark, Tanya Dampier, and Jared and Zachary Means, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews and other extended family members. Corine was predeceased by her grandson, Robert Barton. Mrs. Alligood was a long time member of New Oak Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, and sharing her gift of floral arranging with her friends and family, canning, crafting, sewing, and taking care of her family and grandchildren. A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, July 1st, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at 10:00 a.m., at New Oak Grove Baptist Church, Alachua, FL. Interment will follow immediately at New Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Evans Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, FL 386-454-2444, evanscarterfh.com
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Published in Gainesville Sun from June 30 to July 1, 2015
ANDERSON, WILLIE  
ANDERSON, WILLIE 'BILL' ANTHONY, 87 Alachua - Willie 'Bill' Anthony Anderson, 87 of Alachua, FL passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Gainesville, FL. He was born in Lyons, Georgia on September 23, 1927 to Jarrett and Frances Grimsley Anderson. Bill proudly served in the US Army shortly after WWII. Bill moved to High Springs 40 years ago from Jacksonville FL. He operated a gas station and later served as a policeman for the Gainesville police dept. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends sharing stories of historical events of the good ole days. He loved fishing and making wooden crafts. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara Dell Anderson. Survivors include his daughter Terri Lynn Anderson Sparks, two sons James 'Buddy' Anderson and Randolph Harvey Anderson, also surviving is a niece Betsy Bobbitt and two nephews Andy and Josh Bobbitt. His extended family Betty and Chuck Rolling, Katelyn, Quinton and Ashlyn Rolling and Vic Etheridge. Special friends Valerie and Steve Cox, Valerie and Curt Mitche and Jim Haefner as well as many other loving family members, friends and caregivers. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday July 2, 2015 at the Antioch Baptist Cemetery 3612 NW 177th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32609. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. (352) 376-5361. milamfh.com
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 1 to July 2, 2015
BANNISTER Sr., SAMUEL  
BANNISTER, SR., SAMUEL, 91 Gainesville - Bishop Samuel Bannister, Sr., age 91, passed away June 28, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Bishop Bannister moved to Gainesville, FL, sixty years ago from North Carolina. He spent most of his years as the Pastor of Antioch Holiness Church, and retired as a Photographer. He is survived by his children, Mark A. Bannister, Shelia Bannister, both of Gainesville, FL; siblings, Willie Lee Bannister, Bessie Coleman, both of Richmond, VA, James Bannister, Patterson, NJ; grandchildren, Jordan Bannister, Shameka Bannister, Marlon Bannister, and nine great grandchildren. Funeral Services for Bishop Bannister will be held, 12:00noon, Saturday, July 4, 2015 at, Compassionate Outreach Ministries, Bishop Larry J. Dennison, Pastor Bishop Matthew Webb, Officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. Bishop Bannister will repose in Antioch Holiness Church Friday, July 3, 2015 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, and on Saturday at the Church form 11:00am until the hour of Service. Family and friends are asked to meet on Saturday at the home of Bishop Bannister, 1217 N.E. 7th Place, Gainesville at 11:15am to form the cortege. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Antioch Holiness Church, 2516 N.E. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32641. 'A CHESTNUT SERVICE'
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 2 to July 3, 2015
BASS Sr., DAVID  
BASS, SR., DAVID, 71 Starke - David Bass Sr., 71 of Starke, Florida passed away June 27, 2015 at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Starke. He was born on September 25, 1943 in Tarver, Georgia to the late David Lee Bass and Eula Mae Tomlinson Bass. Mr. Bass was a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church in Starke, Florida. He also served in the National Guard for a period of time. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Glenda Wallace Bass; son: David L Bass Jr. (Laura) of Leesburg; four grandchildren: Megan, Audrey, Kady, and Connor; brothers: Charles Bass (Cheryl) of LA, and Jerry Bass (Patti) of Statenville, GA; disters: Doris Armstrong of Keystone Heights and Glenda Miller (Lamar) of Jennings, Florida. Funeral Services for Mr. Bass will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:00am at Madison Street Baptist Church with Rev. Justin Kirksey officiating. Burial will follow funeral services at Sapp Cemetery. Family invites friends for a visitation an hour prior to funeral services. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make a donation to either the Leukimia foundation American Cancer Fund P.O. Box 7262 Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844 or the building fund for Madison Street Baptist Church, 900 West Madison Street, Starke, Florida 32091. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 1 to July 2, 2015
BASS, JT  
BASS, JT, 84 LaCrosse - JT Bass 84, of LaCrosse passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Riverwood Health and Rehab in Starke. He was born on March 2, 1931 in Gilchrist, County to the late Johniford Bass and Estelle Hucks Bass. He worked and retired from the University of Florida as a painter. He is a member of the Dedan Baptist Church in Brooker. He is survived by his daughters: Annette Castner of Brooker, JoAnn Raulerson (Gene) of Lake Butler, Judy Smith of Lake Butler, and Brenda Suggs (Jerry) of Lake Butler; sons: Danny Bass of Lacrosse, Terry Bass (Wanda) of Worthington Springs, and Jerome Bass (Alexis) of LaCrosse; sisters: Lula Mae Michaels of LaCrosse; 21 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mr. Bass will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 3:00pm in the Archer Memorial Chapel with Pastor John Dehoff officiating. Burial will take place following funeral services at Dedan Cemetery in Brooker. Family invites friends for a visitation an hour prior to the funeral service. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 1 to July 2, 2015
CASEY, ROBERT K.  
CASEY, ROBERT K. Robert 'Bob' Kenneth Casey, M.D., retired physician and former member of the Florida House of Representatives, died on Sunday, June 7, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born on July 22, 1931 in Paducah, Kentucky, to Gerald and Bessie Casey, Bob attended school in Cairo, Illinois and Paducah. He graduated in 1949 from Tilghman High School, where he served as student body president. In 1954, Bob married Evelyn Elizabeth Stewart of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, whom he met while playing ping-pong at Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center in North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951, attended flight school, and served as a Naval Aviator for 18 months in Korea. Bob then served as a Captain in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1956-66. He graduated from Baylor University in 1958 and the University of Florida Medical School in 1965. Dr. Casey began his career as a physician in 1967, joining the practice of Drs. Billy Brashear and William Evans. A dedicated and caring doctor, he was devoted to his patients and never forgot how to make house calls. In 1985, he served as Chief of Staff at Alachua General Hospital. Dr. Casey's interest in public service eventually led him into the political process; he represented District 22 in the Florida House of Representatives from 1992-2000, receiving numerous awards for his legislative achievements in health care, education, criminal justice, and children's issues. A Republican whose philosophy was to talk about issues and not personalities, Dr. Casey would strive to work across the aisle for the betterment of the people of Florida. He was fond of saying, 'I love Democrats - I raised three of them.' Ordained as a Baptist minister since 1952, Dr. Casey's deep and abiding faith in God guided him throughout his life and inspired his generous efforts to serve others and work to promote racial and gender equality. As a summer missionary in 1950, he rode on horseback in rural Appalachia ministering to impoverished communities in Eastern Kentucky. As a physician, Dr. Casey delivered meals and other necessities to patients in need, in addition to providing medical treatment. He was an active member of Parkview Baptist Church for over 45 years, serving as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. During the 1970s, Dr. Casey became an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, eventually running the New York Marathon in 1983. He encouraged wellness and healthy living, and his family, friends, and patients will always remember his signature closing remark: 'Have a well day!' For many years, that wellness included family canoeing adventures in North Florida and South Georgia. Dr. Casey is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Evelyn Casey; three children: Kenneth (Jane) Casey, Kathryn (Bob) Casey Ayres, and Susan (Kathryn) Casey; a brother, Delmon (Mary Ann) Casey; eight grandchildren: Galen Olmsted, Adrian Olmsted, Christina Ayres Cardenas, David Ayres, Casey Ayres Scott, John Ayres, Ana Ayres, and Logan Casey; and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Casey Fancher, and his grandson, Casey Olmsted. A memorial service to celebrate Dr. Casey's life will be held at Parkview Baptist Church on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial gifts to the Bob Casey Memorial Fund at either Parkview Baptist Church, 3403 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609, or Doctors Without Borders, PO Box 5022, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 S. Main St. (352) 376-5361.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 2 to July 3, 2015
Coggins, Alonzo Wilbur  
COGGINS, ALONZO WILBUR, 87 Lake Park, GA - Alonzo Wilbur Coggins, 87, of Lake Park, Georgia died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, Georgia. He was born on February 11, 1928 in Homestead, Florida to the late Perry and LaBertha Brown Coggins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Korea. Mr. Coggins was a former resident of Jacksonville, FL and Hawthorne, FL having worked for Oakcrest Enterprises for 23 years. Mr. Coggins also worked for Seminole Feeds in Ocala, Florida. He was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Blair Coggins of Lake Park, GA; one sister, Ann Hilt of Deland, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Friday, June 26, 2015 at the McLane Lakewood Funeral Home, 3119 W. Marion Ave., Lake Park, GA 31636. Burial will follow in the Lake Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at mclanecares.com . Memorials may be made to Langdale Hospice House, 2263 Pineview Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602. McLane Lakewood Funeral Home.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from June 26 to June 27, 2015
Cone Jr., Fountain "Bryant"  
CONE, JR., FOUNTAIN 'BRYANT', 76 Gainesville - Fountain 'Bryant' Cone, Jr. 76 of Gainesville, FL, passed away on Tuesday, June 23rd at UF Health Shands. Bryant was born in Quitman, Ga., and was a lifelong resident of the Gainesville area. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, and camping with his family. Bryant is preceded in death by his parents- F.B. Cone, Sr. and Willie Mae Cone, brother- David Cone, son- Ray Cone, grandson- Stephen Cone. He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 58 years- Glenda Cone, son- Paul Cone (Linda Cone), daughters- Rosalinda Walker (Frank Walker), Donna Acker (Chris Acker), grandchildren- Dalton Cone, Desiree Cone, Rebecca Callahan, Robin Green, Cody Friese, Heather Lovell, Josh Walker, Dakota Acker, Cheyenne Acker, sisters- Betty Shaw (Robert Shaw), Linda Stinson (George Stinson), brother- Randy Cone (Nancy Cone). The family will be having a gathering at Forest Meadows Funeral Home on Friday, June 26th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and a celebration of life service starting at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to attend and share with the family. Flowers and condolences can be sent to Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528; 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from June 26 to June 27, 2015
CREEL, AUSTIN  
CREEL, AUSTIN BOWMAN, 85 Austin Bowman Creel, 85, professor emeritus at the University of Florida, Gainesville, died June 29th at his home in Bethesda, MD. The cause was a mediastinal mass said his daughter, Kathryn Creel Suarez. Dr. Creel was born on November 8, 1929 in Alexandria Virginia, where he attended George Washington High School. He moved to Evanston, Illinois to attend Northwestern University where he earned a B.S. in 1950. Subsequently, he attended the Colgate Rochester Divinity School from 1950 -1954, and was ordained in the First Baptist Church of Evanston, Illinois in June 1952. In 1959 he received a PhD in Ethics from Yale University. Dr. Creel joined the University of Florida's Department of Religion Faculty in 1957, where he taught courses on Comparative Religion, New Testament, Religions of Asia, and Religions of India. He served as department Chair from 1977 to 1990. While living in Gainesville, Florida he was a stalwart of the Episcopal Chapel of the Incarnation (1957-1982) and a communicant of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (1983-1996). After retiring in 1996, he moved to Bethesda to be closer to his daughter and her family and was an active member of his residential community at Maplewood Park Place. Dr. Creel's wife, the former Patricia Ann Harrison, and their son, Stephen David Creel, pre-deceased him. Their daughter, Kathryn, and her husband, Dr. Carlos A. Suarez-Quian, live in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Creel is also survived by his beloved grandsons, Harrison Creel Suarez and Benjamin Creel Suarez, both of Washington, DC; his sister Betty Lee Creel Johnson; his sister-in-law Nancy Romig Harrison; and cousins, nieces, and nephews with whom he enjoyed corresponding about shared family genealogy interests. Dr. Creel was the son of Benjamin Kemper Creel and the former Bertha Naff. He is predeceased by his sister Ellen Creel Walter. He married Patricia Ann Harrison on June 26, 1954. Patricia Creel died August 3, 1985 in Gainesville, Florida. Their son, Stephen David Creel, died April 8, 2010 in the same city. He moved to Bethesda Maryland in 1996 to enjoy seeing his beloved grandsons grow up. He enjoyed living in downtown Bethesda from1996 to 2004 and engaged in volunteer activities at the Phillips Collection, the National Cathedral, and the Sackler Gallery of Asian Art. After moving to Maplewood Park Place in November 2004, he exercised his talents as an inveterate organizer. Among his contributions, he served on the library committee and founded the recycling committee, a cause to which he was very dedicated. A member of St. John's Episcopal Church Norwood Parish since 1996, he had a special affinity for the church's hands-on Community Outreach and Eco-Action committees. Dr. Creel was among the first generation of religious scholars in the U.S. to focus on the religious traditions of India. Widely known for his publications on Hindu ethics, he was the author of Dharma in Hindu Ethics (1977), co-editor of Monastic Life in the Christian and Hindu Traditions (1990), and several important articles in the field. In celebrating its 60th anniversary, the University of Florida Religion Department commended Dr. Creel's chairmanship as having created the 'nucleus of strength, and of common sense and collegiality that now permeates the department. And, perhaps more fondly than anything else, [he was] unique as a Chair who knitted a blanket for every child born to a colleague during his tenure.' Reflecting his belief that there is nothing more ignoble than to demean and nothing more noble than to lift up another creature, he was known for seeing and affirming the common traits that join people together. While he did not see himself as a leader, his example inspired many who knew him. He derived his greatest joys in life from enabling others as an educator, colleague, community volunteer, church member, family member and friend--and as a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Contributions in memory of Austin Bowman Creel can be made to either St. John's Community Outreach 301 654 7767 or the Zaidee Creel Williams Lectureship on Religious Studies, Attn: Adam Trusner, 1501 Lakeside Drive Lynchburg, VA 24501. 434-544-8294. trusner.a@lynchburg.edu.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 2 to July 3, 2015
Fullagar, Evelyn Louise Hoyt  
FULLAGAR, EVELYN LOUISE, 102 Gainesville - Evelyn Louise Hoyt Fullagar of Gainesville Florida, age 102, died 23 June 2015. She had been a resident of Gainesville since 1948, and for the last 15 years lived at The Village. Evelyn was born 20 December 1912 in Walton, NY. She attended New York State College for Teachers in Albany (now State University of New York at Albany), and graduated in 1935 with a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology. She then worked at Lederle Labs in Pearl River, NY, on development of a serum for patients with pneumonia. Evelyn was at Lederle until 1938, when she married William (Bill) A. Fullagar. Except for 1943-1945, during WWII, they lived in upstate New York until they moved to Gainesville in 1948. After their marriage ended, Evelyn worked as a technician in Sanitary Engineering labs at the University of Florida (1959 to 1962). Then she accepted a position in the pathology lab at Shands Hospital, and became the head Histopathology Technician until retirement in 1978. She was Recording Secretary of the Florida Society of Histopathology Technicians in 1973. Evelyn dearly loved her family, friends, and colleagues at work -- many of whom became close friends. Although she out-lived most long-time friends, she always enjoyed meeting people and making new friends. She would do this at plays, musical events, and talks (on almost any topic) that she liked to attend at The Village and elsewhere in Gainesville. Reading and travel were other favorite pastimes. Evelyn Fullagar is survived by children Paul D. Fullagar (and Patricia Kelley) of Chapel Hill, NC; Lois Gayle Fullagar Horne (and Andy Horne) of Athens, GA; and Neil S. Fullagar (and Joanne Clapp) of Alameda, CA. In addition, Evelyn has seven surviving grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Evelyn's daughter Joan Linda Fullagar Crellin died in 1995, and grandson Andrew Stephen Crellin in 1985.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from June 28 to June 29, 2015
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