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Ajamu, Omialadora (Wende K. Smith-Ogunlano)  
OGUNLANO, WENDE K. SMITH 'Omialadora Ajamu' Omialadora Ajamu, aka, Mrs. Wende K. Smith-Ogunlano, age 66, passed away July 27, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Smith-Ogunlano was a member of Ilesa Ire Temple Blessings, Egbe Yemoja, Egbe Moremi African National Women Society, Egbe Egungun, Ogboni, African Theological Arch Ministry, Inc., Iyanifa of Onailemole, Oyo, Nigeria, West Africa, OdiMeta Creations Corporation, the African Connection, Cultural Arts Coalition, and SCLC. She is survived by her husband, Olomide Ogunlano, Gainesville, FL, children, Obafemi Ajamu McKinney, Salewa Ajamu, Ifagbemi Olamina, Omopwe Ogunlano-Ajamu, all of Gainesville, FL, Ogunfemi Olamina, Canada, Ifasade Ogunlano, Ile Aiye, Odun Ogunlano, Antartica, Ojo Olamina, Waldo, FL, Amoke Milam, Bowie, MD; sisters, Yvonne Washington, Joyce Smith, both of Las Vegas, NV, thirty grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mrs. Smith-Ogunlano will be held, 1:00pm, Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Female Protective Temple, Priestess Osunguaide, Officiating; entombment will follow at Ilesa Ire- Temple of Blessing. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL. Visitation will be held 6:00pm until 9:00pm, Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 N.W. 10th Street, Gainesville, FL. Family and friends are asked to meet on Sunday at Ilesa Ire-Temple of Blessings, 4307 N.E. 70th Avenue, at 12:00noon to form the cortege. 'A CHESTNUT SERVICE'
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2015
BOWERS, JIMMIE LEE  
BOWERS, JIMMIE LEE, 58 Gainesville - Mr. Jimmie Lee Bowers, 58 of Gainesville, Florida took his last lap around the track of life on July 23, 2015. He leaves to cherish his love and laughter in the hearts of; Wife, Ronda Bowers; 6 children, Torry White, Sr., Quinton Joshua, Markita Bowers, Shatori Bowers, Breanna Bowers and Hannah Bowers; 6 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Jennie Hunt; 5 sisters, Elizabeth Heath, Mildred Green, Ella McGee, Alma Bowers and Daisy Bower; 2 brothers, Charlie Bowers and Willie Bowers. The Celebration of Life for Mr. Jimmie Lee Bowers will be held on Saturday, August 01, 2015, @ 11:00am, Alive Church (5805 NW 37th St.) Gainesville, FL. The Interment will follow in Levyville Cemetery, Chiefland. Visitation will be held on Friday at Carnegie Funeral Home in the Wade Greenlee Memorial Chapel from 1-7 P.M., The Family will fellowship on Friday at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center (506 Southwest 4th Ave.) Chiefland, FL from 6 to 9 pm. Services are under the Direction of Carnegie Funeral Home 217 SE 4th Ave. Chiefland, Florida 32626. 'Providing Everlasting Memories' You may visit the online Condolences carnegiefuneralhome.com
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 30 to July 31, 2015
Busby, Randolph Francis  
BUSBY, RANDOLPH FRANCIS, 89 Pastor Randolph Francis Busby entered his Father's heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, July 21st at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Gloria Ruth Busby; daughters Robin Ann Shenk and Randee Patino Gore; sons-in-law Perry Martin Shenk and Thomas Allen Gore; grandsons Dustyn, Nathan, and Brandon Shenk and Michael, Kenneth, Jason, and David Patino; and 10 great-grandchildren. Rev. Busby was a federal and state bank examiner, Vice-President of 3 South Florida Citizens Banks and past President of the Hollywood Rotary Club, he was an administrator and professor at Florida Bible College, pastor at Arch Creek Bible Chapel, founder and general manager of Maranatha Campground Ministries, and author of 'Danger Signs in Prophecy'.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2015
CARTER, TONI LYNN  
CARTER, TONI LYNN (HAYDEN), 61 Mrs. Toni Lynn Carter (Hayden), 61 died peacefully on July 29th in Gainesville, FL in the arms of her family. Toni is survived by her husband Gregory Allan Carter, children Michael Shane Carter, Julie Christine Orange (Mike), brother Gary Hayden, sisters-in-law Sue and Jackie Hayden, mother-in-law Marge Carter, brothers-in-law Ron Carter, Terry Carter, (Rosa), sisters-in-law Debbie Boukas (Mike), and Kim Beck (Chet) along with grandchildren, Caleb and Eve Carter, Savannah Orange and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Lillian Hayden, and brother Dennis. Toni was born on January 6th, 1954 in Klamath Falls Oregon and graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1972 before marrying her sweetheart Gregg Carter. After Gregg's military service they settled in Newberry to begin a lawn business they have sustained for 35 years. Toni also worked for the Campus Credit Union, UF, and Golder Associates for over 20 years. Toni and Gregg were married for 43 years. Toni enjoyed painting and baking cakes, took up others burdens with a great servants heart and loved her savior Jesus for all to see. A memorial to celebrate her life is Sunday, August 2nd at Jonesville Baptist Church at 3:00 PM. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 17722 SW 15th Ave., Newberry, Florida 32669.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2015
Chastain, Mitchell Morgan  
CHASTAIN, MITCHELL MORGAN, 64 Lake Butler - Mitchell Morgan Chastain, age 64, of Lake Butler and formerly of Newberry, passed away Saturday, July 25th, at his home in Worthington Springs after a long illness. He was born in Alachua County to Vasco Morgan Chastain, Jr. and Dorothy Ford Chastain, now deceased. Mr. Chastain worked in land and cattle sales. He was known as a true Florida Cracker cowboy. He enjoyed collecting antique tools and equipment. He was an avid hunter with many trophies which he displayed in his home. He loved cooking, canning, making sausage and growing vegetables. He loved traveling with family. He was a co-donator of the land for the Chastain-Seay Park in Worthington Springs. Most of all Mr. Chastain loved his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Judy Rimes Chastain, their daughter, Candace Raulerson (David), their grandchildren, Stephanie Rentfrow (Jason) and Connor Burgin, and their great-granddaughter, Landry Grace Rentfrow. He is also survived by three sisters, Lynn Chastain Bishop (Lanny), Betty Chastain Smith (Lanny) and Robin Chastain Bielling (Jeff), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is survived as well by his aunt, Mary Louise Ford Krazit. Visitation for Mr. Chastain will be from 5:00-7:00 on Monday, July 27th, Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 28th, 10:30 a.m., at Forest Grove Cemetery, 9604 NW 226th St., Alachua, Fla. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler, Florida.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 27 to July 28, 2015
CHAUNCEY, EDWARD  
CHAUNCEY, EDWARD ALLEN, 64 Edward Allen Chauncey, age 64 passed away July 26, 2015, at Haven Hospice in Chiefland, Florida. Mr. Chauncey was born November 7, 1950 in Ocala, Florida. He was raised in Oak, Florida until the age of 16 when he and his parents moved closer to Ocala. He attended the Marion County schools. He worked briefly at the Ocala Police Department before leaving for basic training and MP school, as a member of the 351st Military Police Company. Upon his return from training in 1972, he began working for the Florida Department of Corrections, retiring from the Department in 2004. While working for the Department, he graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1982, receiving a BA degree in Criminal Justice. He is preceded in death by his parents, James A. Chauncey, and Rosa Mae Chauncey (Stricklen). He is survived by his wife Gwendolyn G. Chauncey, his sons, Michael Chauncey (Tracey) Tuck of Canton, GA, Kyle Edward Chauncey of Dover, NH, sister Janette (Dillon) Miller, a step-daughter, Jennifer (Perry) Green, and grandchildren, Hunter and Hazel Tuck, Annabeth and Tifton Green. Mr. Chauncey was a quite reserved man who enjoyed the outdoors and especially the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he visited many times. He was kind and generous, always willing to help others. He enjoyed fishing, motor cycle riding, NASCAR, and spending time with his family. Needless to say, he will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial service will be held July 31st at 11:00 a.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, with visitation at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to Haven Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, FL.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 29 to July 30, 2015
CLIFT, JENNIFER R.  
CLIFT, JENNIFER R. 'HAWLEY', 34 Citra - Jennifer R. 'Hawley' Clift, 34 of Citra, FL, passed away on Sunday, July 26th at her home. Jennifer was born in Gainesville and has been a lifelong resident to the area. Jennifer was a home renovator and enjoyed doing crafts. She is survived by her husband, Michael Clift of Citra, FL; parents, Dennis and Carole Hawley of Gainesville, FL; brother, Scott Hawley of Gainesville, FL; sister, Michelle Smith of Gainesville, FL; paternal grandmother, Delores Hawley of Gainesville, FL, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and many friends. The family will be having a gathering at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, on Wed., July 29th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm all are welcome to share with the family. Jennifer's celebration of life service will be on Thursday, July 30th at Forest Meadows Funeral Home at 11:00 am come and celebrate her life with the family. Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 28 to July 30, 2015
COLEMAN, CECIL  
COLEMAN, CECIL, 55 Hampton - Mr. Cecil Coleman, 55, of Hampton, Florida died July 24, 2015 at Shands at Starke Hospital Starke, FL. Funeral Services for Mr. Cecil Coleman Sr. will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015 in the Hope To The World Church Gainesville, FL with Pastor Robinsky A. Reed conducting the services. Family Hour will be at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel/ Haile Funeral Home Inc. on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 2:00-3:00p.m. and friends 3:00p.m-7:00p.m. The Cortege will form at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 99999 Steel Mill Road, Starke, FL at 1:45p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 30 to July 31, 2015
CREMEANS, TODD  
CREMEANS, TODD ALLEN, 36 Gainesville - Todd Cremeans, 36, of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2015. Todd worked for Michael Maintenance & Repair as a vendor for Real Estate companies. The son of Gilbert Cremeans and Linda Cremeans-Euler, he is survived by a daughter, Erin Moore Cremeans and her mother, Tonya Cremeans. His Mother, Linda Euler, and step father, Robert Euler; two brothers, twin Michael Paul Cremeans and wife Tiffany Cremeans; Jason Edward Cremeans and wife, Amanda Cremeans. He is also survived by two very special nephews, Michael Paul Cremeans, Jr., and Callum J. Cremeans; nieces Peyton Renee Cremeans, Mickhala Hope Fortner, and Alexis Faith Fortner; step brothers Chris Bias, Robert Hall; two step sisters, Melinda Bias and Wendi Bias; step mother Marcie Cremeans, all of Kenova, WV; and a host of family and friends. A viewing will be held at Forest Meadows Funeral Home 725 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32609 on Friday, July 31, 2015, from 6pm-8pm. The funeral will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 29 to July 30, 2015
Curtis, Delores Baloon  
CURTIS, DELORES BALOON, 73 Delores Baloon Curtis, age 73, retired poultry handler, left this earthly scene on July 17, 2015, at Parkland Rehab & Nursing Center (Gainesville, FL). The Homegoing Celebration will be held 2:00PM Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Greater Love & Faith Ministry (Gainesville, FL) where Pastor Beatrice K. Long Richardson is Pastor, with Pastor Neil Butler Jr. delivering the Eulogy. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Curtis will be viewed at the Funeral Home on Friday (2:00-7:00PM) - And at the Church on Saturday with the Processional. The Procession will form at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Celia Rivers, 618 SE 14th Street, Gainesville, at 1:30PM. Those left to mourn, but cherish, her memory are: a long-time companion - Larry D. Marshall of Greensboro, NC; daughters - Celia (& Sammie) Rivers of Gainesville, FL and Pamela A. Curtis of Greensboro, NC; brother - Willie (& Pastor Geraldine) Burns of Gainesville, FL; 8 great grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces (with special nieces - Rosemary Maxwell and Beverly Wallace of Gainesville, FL) nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends. Arrangements Entrusted To: DUNCAN BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME, 428 NW 8TH Street, Gainesville, FL.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 30 to July 31, 2015
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