Mrs. Ermon Thomas Spradley, age 85, of Lake City, Fla. died Thursday, April 4, in the Suwannee Valley Care Center, Lake City, Fla. following an extended illness. She was a life long resident of the Deep Creek community of Columbia County. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, gardening and fishing. She was the former owner of Spradley's Store in the Deep Creek community and a charter member of the Deep Creek Advent Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Spradley, Her parents, Stiles and Carrie Raulerson Thomas, her son, E. R. Spradley and ten siblings. She is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Ronnie) Hughes and Shirley (Ronald) Riley both of Lake City, Fla.; Five sons, Shep (Kathy) Spradley, Shelton (Joan) Spradley, Joe (Tasha) Spradley, Ralph (Sandy) Spradley and Sheffield (Betty) Spradley all of Lake City, Fla.: One sister, Eunice Davenport of Lake City, Fla.: 32 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and 38 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
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Funeral services will be conducted at 3 P.M. Monday, April 8, in the Deep Creek Community Center, U.S. 441 North, with Rev. Nick Harrell officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Columbia County, Fla. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Sunday, April 7, at the Deep Creek Community Center. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. www.guerryfuneralhome.net
Published in Lake City Reporter on Apr. 6, 2013