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  • "Getting to know Mary this past year was an amazing..."
  • "Allen, Lynn and Baxley family, So sorry for your loss. ..."
    - Susan Leitgeb
  • "She was such a pleasure to talk to at the nursing home this..."
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    - Jim and Nancy Baxley
  • "She was a wonderful sister and friend"
    - Dempsey and Jeanette Allen
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Hawthorne - Mary Edna Baxley Poteat, age 85 of Hawthorne, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 in E.T. York Hospice Care Center. She was born April 5, 1927 in Cross City, Florida to Dempsey and Mary Catherine Mills Allen. She was a supervisor for the University of Florida Food Service for many years and was an avid Gator fan. She enjoyed playing cards and Bingo and loved being at the lake and camping. Mrs. Poteat was a member of Eden Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Patricia Annette Spicochi of Bradenton, FL, Sidney James (Jim) Baxley, Jr. and Horace Allen Baxley, Sr., both of Hawthorne, FL; brother, Dempsey E. Allen of Homosassa, FL; six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Eden Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in Hawthorne Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the care of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME HAWTHORNE, US 301 South at Lake Avenue. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to Eden Baptist Church Building Fund, 2405 SE County Road 219-A, Hawthorne, FL 32640.




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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2013
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