Mrs. Mary Frances Amerson, age 81, of Lake City, Fla. died Friday, Dec. 21, in the Baya Point Nursing & Rehab, Lake City, Fla. following a long illness. She was born in Oka Humpka, Fla. and resided in Lake city from 1935 to 1950 and then until 1990 she followed her husbands military career.
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She returned to Lake City in 1990 to enjoy retirement. She spent many years traveling, was in Germany for six years, worked at J.C. Penny in Atlanta, Ga. for 10 years and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the First Advent Christian Church of Lake City. She was the daughter of the late Seth Samuel Nettles, the original founder of Nettles Sausage Company, and the late Mabel Beatrice Shaw Nettles. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Amerson of Lake City, Fla.: Two daughters, Janet K. Burdette of Jacksonville, Fla. and Melissa D (Michael Pintar) Amerson of Tucson, Ar.: One son, Samuel T. (Barbara) Amerson of Stuart, Fla.: Three brothers, Joe Nettles, Earl Nettles and Sammy Nettles all of Lake City, Fla.: Three grandchildren, Paul Amerson, David Amerson and Sierra Amerson: One step grandchild, Tyler Staggs. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 A.M. Wednesday, Dec. 26, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Gaylard, Pastor of the First Advent Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Fla. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 A.M. Wednesday (One hour before services) at
GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. www. guerryfuneralhome.net
Published in Lake City Reporter on Dec. 25, 2012