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Shirley Grace Gale, 78, of Hawthorne, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 in North Florida Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 9, 1935 in Miami, Florida to Otis, Sr. and Floride Moore. She graduated from Miami Senior High School, married her high school sweetheart, Jack Gale, and dedicated herself to raising her family in Miami. She enjoyed fishing and boating, spending time with her family and friends and over 20 years as Elections Clerk of her precinct. She and her husband moved to Hawthorne FL in 1993. In Hawthorne she enjoyed being a member of the Hawthorne Women's Club and The First Baptist Church of Hawthorne. She also loved her Sunday School Class. She was the matriarch of the entire family, was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John R. "Jack" Gale Sr.; daughters, Wendy (Wayne) Brown of Miami, FL and Kim (Garry Sr.) Cooper of Gainesville, FL; son, John Robert "Bob" Gale, Jr. of Keystone, Heights, FL; brother, Otis (Barbara) Moore, Jr., of Miami, FL; sister-in-law, Sandra Moore of Crescent Beach, FL and grandchildren, Lindsay, Matt, Garry Jr., Bradley, Calley, Denise, Theresa and Robert. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Johnny, Billy, Margaret and Fred.

A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Hawthorne, 22027 SE 65th Avenue, with Pastor Charles Litzell officiating. Arrangements are under the care of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME HAWTHORNE, US 301 South at Lake Avenue. If preferred, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Hawthorne, P.O. Box 280, Hawthorne, FL 32640.




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Published in Gainesville Sun from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2013