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January 22, 2019

PATRICIA S. LAWSON

PATRICIA S. LAWSON

Lake Butler, Florida

LAWSON, PATRICIA S. Patricia S. Lawson, age 56, of Santa Fe passed away peacefully on January 15, 2019 after her battle with breast cancer. She was born in Gainesville, FL on June 6, 1962. She dedicated her life to serving her community in a variety of ways; working with the...

ALBERT TRAVERSA

ALBERT TRAVERSA

Gainesville, Florida

TRAVERSA, ALBERT Albert Traversa died on January 11, 2019 at Oak Hammock in Gainesville, Florida. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 5, 1928 and was the second of five children born to Joseph Traversa and Maria Cristofaro Traversa. Albert graduated from...

January 21, 2019

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RONALD N. DAVIS

RONALD N. DAVIS

Laurel Hill, Florida

DAVIS, RONALD N. It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald N. Davis announces his passing after a long battle with Dementia with Lewy Body, on January17, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Ronnie, as he was known by his family and closest friends, was born and raised in...

MARGARET LILLIAN MCCRAW GOARD

MARGARET LILLIAN MCCRAW GOARD

Gainesville, Florida

GOARD, MARGARET LILLIAN MCCRAW Margaret Lillian McCraw Goard, 86, resident of Gainesville, Florida, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in the E. T. York Hospice Care Center, following a recent illness. Mrs. Goard was born on November 21, 1932, on the family farm in Cana,...

WILLIAM HILL LANGE

WILLIAM HILL LANGE

-, Michigan

LANGE, WILLIAM HILL William Hill Lange, beloved brother of Barry, Terrill & Hillary Burnett, passed away December 3rd, 2018 at age 72. Also known as Buzz, he lived a full and colorful life and leaves behind many dear friends and a large family who loved him. Private services...

January 20, 2019

MICHAEL DAVID SHAW

MICHAEL DAVID SHAW

Clinton, Tennessee

SHAW, MICHAEL DAVID, 70 Michael David Shaw, 70, of Clinton, Tennessee, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, January 13, 2019, surrounded by his family. Mr. Shaw was born on April 1, 1948 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and moved to Gainesville, Florida, in 1959. He was...

January 19, 2019

MARGARET BLITCH

MARGARET BLITCH

Gainesville, Florida

BLITCH, MARGARET WATSON Peggy Watson Blitch, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 13, 2019. Peggy was born in Gainesville, Florida on July 7, 1937 to the late William B. (Billy) Watson and Margaret DeMilly Watson. Peggy attended P.K. Yonge School...

LILLIAN HAZEL HICKS

LILLIAN HAZEL HICKS

Gainesville, Florida

HICKS, LILLIAN HAZEL Lillian Hazel Hicks, age 93 of Gainesville, FL passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Lillian was born February 3, 1925 in Covington, Alabama to Charlie and Lois Sexton. Mrs. Hicks worked as a homemaker taking care of her 8 children, then worked as...

ROBERT DULANEY REEVES

ROBERT DULANEY REEVES

Sandy Springs, Georgia

REEVES II, CAPTAIN ROBERT DULANEY Captain Robert Dulaney Reeves II, Ret. United States Navy, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. He was born on April 15, 1939 to Charles Humphries and Jane Martin Reeves in Memphis, TN, where he lived before moving to New Orleans and...

LAURENCE STABLER Jr.

LAURENCE STABLER Jr.

Lake City, Florida

STABLER, JR., LAURENCE JANNEY 'JAN' Laurence Janney Stabler, Jr, 92, of Gainesville, FL, passed away peacefully on 1/5/19. He was also known to friends and associates as Jan or Larry. He was preceded in death by his first wife Helen, his son David, his sister Helen, and his...

MARY RUTH STARLING

MARY RUTH STARLING

Williston, Florida

STARLING, MARY RUTH Mrs. Mary Ruth Starling of Ocala, FL passed away Sunday, January 13th at her home with her loving family. She was 85. Born in Williston, FL she came to Ocala in 1972 from Lakeland, FL. She was a member of the Anthony Unity Baptist Church. For 10 years...

January 18, 2019

CLEVELAND J. FARROW

CLEVELAND J. FARROW

Gainesville, Florida

FARROW, CLEVELAND J. Mr. Cleveland J. Farrow, age 73, passed away January 13th, 2019 at Sacred Journey Hospice Center in Stockbridge, GA. Mr. Farrow moved to Archer, FL eleven years ago, and was a member of People of God's Church, and was affiliated with Compassionate...

ANNETTE MARIE KUSSLER

ANNETTE MARIE KUSSLER

Melrose, Florida

KUSSLER, ANNETTE MARIE Mrs. Annette Marie Kussler the wife of Mr. Elston Kussler of Melrose, Florida peacefully passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at her residence. Celebration of Life service will take place Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00AM from the Trinity Episcopal...

CLYDE R. LEAPHART

CLYDE R. LEAPHART

Gainesville, Florida

LEAPHART, CLYDE R. Clyde R. Leaphart, 88 of Archer, FL was born in DeSoto City, FL to Maggie Brown and James Ward Leaphart on May 24, 1930. He was raised and went to High School in Sebring, FL and received his Business Administration degree at the University of Florida. Mr....

HOWARD MALCOLM PATTON

HOWARD MALCOLM PATTON

Gainesville, Florida

PATTON, HOWARD MALCOLM Howard M. Patton left this Earthly life January 14, 2019. Howard was born to parents Hugh and Bernice Patton on January 10, 1924 in a Lumber Camp in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He earned his U.S. Citizenship in the in-fantry in W.W.II, marching from...

GREGORY PERRY Jr.

GREGORY PERRY Jr.

Melrose, Florida

PERRY, JR., GREGORY Mr. Gregory Perry, Jr. of Gainesville, Florida answered Gods call Sunday, January 6, 2019. Celebration of Life services for Mr. Perry will take place Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00AM from the Westside Baptist Church, 10000 West Newberry Road...

ROSA ANN ROBINSON

ROSA ANN ROBINSON

Hawthorne, Florida

ROBINSON, ROSA ANN Rosa A. Robinson of Keystone Heights, FL passed away January 13, 2019. She was a Bank Teller. Survived by 2 sons, Michael J. Robinson and Marcel Robinson; other relatives and friends. Viewing will be Friday, January 18, 2019, 7p.m. - 9p.m. at Pinkney-Smith...

MARY RUTH STARLING

MARY RUTH STARLING

Williston, Florida

STARLING, MARY RUTH Mrs. Mary Ruth Starling of Ocala, FL passed away Sunday, January 13th at her home with her loving family. She was 85. Born in Williston, FL she came to Ocala in 1972 from Lakeland, FL. She was a member of the Anthony Unity Baptist Church. For 10 years...

CHARLES STRANGE

CHARLES STRANGE

Gainesville, Florida

STRANGE, CHARLES Charles Strange, 79, Archer, FL. Passed away on January 7, 2019. He leaves to cherish two beloved children Shannon Strange and Charles Strange, two beloved sons he raised as his own Anthony Simmons and Gerald Williams, 7 loving brothers & sisters and a host...

THEOLOR M. SYLVESTER

THEOLOR M. SYLVESTER

Gainesville, Florida

SYLVESTER, THEOLOR M. Centenarian and Patriarch, Mr. Theolor M. Sylvester, age 101, passed away January 10, 2019 at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, and a Veteran of World War II, serving in...

ARTHUR EMRIE WHARTON Jr.

ARTHUR EMRIE WHARTON Jr.

Newberry, Florida

WHARTON, JR., ARTHUR EMRIE Arthur Emrie Wharton, Jr., passed away surrounded by family on the evening of January 13, 2019, in Gainesville, Florida. Art was a devoted husband; a loving father and grandfather; a caring brother and son; a talented oil painter; a respected...

January 17, 2019

Peggy Watson Blitch

Peggy Watson Blitch

Gainesville, Florida

BLITCH, MARGARET WATSON Peggy Watson Blitch, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 13, 2019. Peggy was born in Gainesville, Florida on July 7, 1937 to the late William B. (Billy) Watson and Margaret DeMilly Watson. Peggy attended P.K. Yonge School...

ROBERT LAMASON "ROBBIE" CURRY

ROBERT LAMASON "ROBBIE" CURRY

Gainesville, Florida

CURRY, ROBERT 'ROBBIE' LAMASON Robert 'Robbie' Lamason Curry died peacefully at his family home Sunday, January 6, 2019. Born in Greenville, North Carolina on March 20, 1976, Robbie moved to Gainesville, Florida when he was six months old. This began his life-long journey as...

Faye Alsobrook Hunter

Faye Alsobrook Hunter

Newberry, Florida

HUNTER, FAYE ALSOBROOK Faye Alsobrook Hunter, 87, of Newberry, FL. Passed away on January 13, 2019. She was born July 5, 1931 in Orange Heights, Florida. She was the daughter of Harold Alsobrook and Annie Mae Phillips Alsobrook Nipper. She was a life resident of Newberry,...

January 14, 2019

ESTHER S. BUSCH

ESTHER S. BUSCH

Gainesville, Florida

BUSCH, ESTHER S. Esther S. Busch went home to be with the Lord on December 18, 2018, born March 12, 1923 in Boston, MA, 1940 graduated from Ridgefield Park High School, NJ, and married her high school sweetheart, Charles E. Busch, August 30, 1942 in San Antonio, TX while he...

SAMUEL RALPH FARRAH

SAMUEL RALPH FARRAH

Benbrook, Texas

FARRAH, SAMUEL RALPH Samuel Ralph Farrah, 75, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 7, 2019. Funeral Memorial Mass: 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2019, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 1201 S. Cherry Lane, White...

GAIL MCGUIRE

GAIL MCGUIRE

Newberry, Florida

MCGUIRE, GAIL Gail McGuire, age 77 of Newberry passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born November 7, 1941 in Butler, TN. She retired from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher after many years of service. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas...

PAULA M. UHRIG

PAULA M. UHRIG

Gainesville, Florida

UHRIG, PAULA M. Paula M. Uhrig died on January 9, 2019 in Gainesville Florida at the age of 91. She was born in LeMars Iowa at home on their family farm on April 12, 1927 to George and Elvira Schnepf. She taught country school and then graduated from Iowa State Teacher's...

January 13, 2019

PAM WARD THRIFT

PAM WARD THRIFT

Gainesville, Florida

THRIFT, PAM WARD Our very loved friend and family member, Pam Thrift was born on July 18, 1941 in Moline, IL and passed into God's loving arms in Gainesville on December 27, 2018 following a tragic accident. She is survived by her husband, Emery; her two kids, Mark and...

January 12, 2019

RICHARD A. HABERCAM

RICHARD A. HABERCAM

Gainesville, Florida

HABERCAM, RICHARD A. Richard A. 'Dick' Habercam, 94, of Gainesville, FL passed away on January 6, 2019. He was born on December 15, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland to John and Mildred Habercam. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Grace R....

DORETHA LEE MERRIEX

DORETHA LEE MERRIEX

Starke, Florida

MERRIEX, DORETHA LEE Doretha Lee Merriex, 95, of Jacksonville, Florida died December 29, 2018 at St Vincents Riverside Medical Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Haile Funeral Home Inc 802 North Oak Street Starke Fl 904-964-7905. Family Hour...

January 11, 2019

EMMA LEE BESSENT

EMMA LEE BESSENT

Hawthorne, Florida

BESSENT, EMMA LEE, 93 Hawthorne - Emma L. Bessent of the Johnson Crossroads Community passed away January 1, 2019 at home. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church, Hawthorne, FL. Survived by a loving sister, Naomi McBride, Hawthorne, FL; a...

BETTY J. EARLY

BETTY J. EARLY

Gainesville, Florida

EARLY, BETTY J., 70 Betty J. Early quietly transitioned on December 26, 2018. She was a resident of Gainesville and a retired utility company service rep. Survived by her son, Gerard Early (Tawana); 3 sisters, Ruth Gordon, Maxine Jones (El-Bey), and Alim Jeanette Samuels...

EMMITT KITCHEN

EMMITT KITCHEN

Williston, Florida

KITCHEN, EMMITT Mr. Emmitt Kitchen, 66, Laborer, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Williston, FL, passed away December 31, 2018, at Broward General Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale. He was loved by many family members and friends and will surely be missed. He is survived by...

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