Crawfordville - Mariam Irene Babcock, 69, of Crawfordville died Saturday, April 18, 1998. The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home. A native of Kokomo, Ind., she had lived in Crawfordville since 1979. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by seven sons, Fred Babcock and Clarence Babcock both of Crawfordville, David Babcock, James Sparling and William Cuttress, all of Kokomo, Donald Babcock of Peru, Ind., and Leslie Babcock of Delphi, Ind.; four stepsons, Dick Babcock of Rockford, Ind., Roxie Babcock of Tennessee, Curt Babcock of Florida and Mark Cuttress; two daughters, Marcenia Babcock of California and Pam Green of Kokomo; three brothers, Joe Hunt of Horton, Mass., Donald Hunt of Russiaville, Ind., and Daniel Hunt of Round Rock, Texas; a sister Betty Mosier of Kokomo; 15 grandchildren; and either great-grandchildren.
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Tallahassee - Freeda Lee Yawn Baggerly, 74, of Tallahassee died Wednesday, February 17, 1993, at her home. The service will be a 11 a.m. Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee with burial at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Brinson Cemetery in Brinson, Ga. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Reno, Ga., and resident of Tallahassee since 1954, she was retired from Winn-Dixie after 30 years. She was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church and the Golden Heirs Club. She is survived by a son, Jimmie R. Baggerly of Tallahassee; a daughter, Evelyn Hudson of Tallahassee; four sisters, Louise Sellers of Tallahassee, Mary Scott of Houston, Vurnia Grimes of Montgomery, Ala., and Bernice Jackson of Brownsville, Ky.; and three grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - Marvin Hugh Baggerly, 72, 5110 Oleander Drive, died Friday October 1985 at his home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Brinson Cemetery in Brinson, Ga. The family will receive friends at Culley and sons Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. today. A native of Brinson, he had lived in Tallahassee for 20 years. He was a retired heavy-equipment operator and a member of Aenon Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of WWII. Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Hudson of Tallahassee and Mary Elizabeth Nagle of Athens, Greece; two sons, Jimmy Baggerly of Tallahassee and Kenneth Baggerly of Tampa; two stepdaughters, Paula Boone and Harriett Rowell, both of Tamps; three brothers, Wesley Baggerly of Bainbridge, Joseph Baggerly of Ocala and Kenneth Baggerly of Brinson; a sister, Leota Cardin of Meridian, Miss.; and four grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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QUINCY - Roland Jennings Baggett, 77, who retired as the deputy director for the Department of Transportation of the state of Florida, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Baggett. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Cross City Cemetery in Cross City. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. McClellan Funeral Home (627-1111) in Quincy is handling arrangements. He was born in Cross City but had moved to the Tallahassee and Gretna area many years ago. He was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Florida State University. Other survivors include six daughters, Patricia Croft of Warner Robbins, Ga., Terrie Ellis of Quincy, Chris Kelley and Sherry Reese, both of Crawfordville, Rhonda Lovell of Tallahassee and Maribeth Wood of Quincy; four sisters, Jan Brumley of Billings, Mont., Marjorie Carlton of Sanford, June Chessher of Winter Garden and Helen Whiddon of Woodville; a brother, Freeman Baggett of Sanford; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Baggett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/24/2003 - 11/25/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William O'Neal Baggett, 72, a truck driver, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Nellie Baggett. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Thomas County, Ga. and was a resident of Crawfordville for 35 years, coming from Ocklocknee, Ga. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was of the Baptist faith. Many people would know him from his love of karaoke. He was a survival instructor in the military. He once dived into the Grand Canyon to save survivors of an airplane crash. He was the best father in the world. He is also survived by a son, Jimmy Orr of Crawfordville, three daughters, Claudia Baggett Hutchins (and husband Andy) of Apalachicola, Crystal Baggett Smith (and husband Travis) of Woodville and Jennifer Baggett Orr of Crawfordville, a brother, Edwin Baggett (and wife Judy) of Ocklocknee, Ga., four sisters, Lois Hicks of Ocklocknee, Ga., Mildred Davis of Thomasville, Ga., Vanda Cooper (and husband Charles) of Ocklocknee, Ga. and Sybil Jones of Ocklocknee, Ga., seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/20/2007.
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Lillian Pauline Bailey, 87, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at her home. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home (706-657-7525) in Trenton, Ga., with the Rev. Fred Bradford officiating. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Bailey was born and reared in Sulphur Springs, Ala., before moving to Tallahassee. She was a member of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Kaye Frances Bailey of Tallahassee; a sister, Maureen Street of Rising Fawn, Ga.; two granddaughters, Martha Mallory of Punta Gorda and Dawn McClendon of Crawfordville; two grandsons, Gerald Bailey and Robert Bailey, both of Valley Head, Ala.; two great-granddaughters, Nicole Mallory of Punta Gorda and Brook Bailey of Valley Head; two great-grandsons, Emory McClendon and Joseph McClendon, both of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Alexander and Virginia Whited Morgan; her husband, George W. Bailey Sr.; and two sons, George W. Bailey Jr. and Arthur L. Bailey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/17/2004.
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CARRABELLE - Nora Worley Bailey, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, in Carrabelle. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at Fellowship Baptist Church in Carrabelle with burial at Magnolia Cemetery in Blountstown. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. EDT until the service today at the church. Bevis Funeral Home of Bristol (850-643-3636) is handling arrangements. She was a native of Andalusia, Ala., and moved to Blountstown in 1947 and later to Carrabelle in 1955. She loved her Lord, her husband and her children. She is survived by two daughters, Janette Lakey of Panama City and JoAnn Gander (and husband Rush) of Carrabelle; a son, Billy Bailey (and wife Babs) of Carrabelle; and nine grandchildren, Bobby Lawrence (and wife Vickey) of Lakeland, Charles Lawrence (and wife Nena) of Jacksonville, Annette Hall (and husband Chuck) of Fernandina Beach, Mico and John Lakey, both of Panama City, Donna Barber (and husband Brent) of Carrabelle, Deborah Gander of Miami, Teresa Bailey of Lake Talquin and Lisa Strickland (and husband Ron) of Crawfordville. She also was blessed with eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1960 by her husband, Jerry Bailey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/24/2005.
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Crawfordville - William T. Bailey, 72, of Crawfordville died Tuesday, May 14, 1991 at Wakulla Manor. The service will be at noon today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, with burial at Richardson Cemetery. A native of Nashville, Tenn., he was a plumber. Survivors include a son, William D. Bailey of Nashville; a daughter, Theresa Goodrich of Nashville; a brother, C. B. Bailey of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Roger Jack of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. L. C. Farrell of Gallatin, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Gainesville - Matthew Baird, the infant son of Steven and Kristin Baird, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Arran Cemetery Addition in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Other survivors include two brothers, Nicholas Baird and Jacob Baird, both of Gainesville; a sister, Andria Baird of Pensacola; his maternal grandparents, Dave and Heidi Jones of Crawfordville; his paternal grandmother, Macy Baird of Pensacola; his maternal great-grandparents, Daniel F. Jr. and Marion Sherwin of Hollis, N.H.; and his paternal great-grandmother, Doris Bercaw of Pensacola. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/26/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Charlene Baker, 59, an insurance manager for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Baker. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. EDT Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville, with burial at Panacea Cemetery in Panacea. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Tifton, Ga., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 27 years. She was a Baptist. Other survivors include two daughters, Shonja Metcalf (and husband Clay) and Michele Avera (and husband Shannon), both of Crawfordville; her mother, Pauline Wallace of Swansboro, N.C.; a sister, Patricia Ward of Newport News, Va.; two brothers, Robert Wallace of Swansboro and Lynn Kendall of LaGrange, Ga.; and two granddaughters, Margaret Elizabeth Metcalf and Abigail Avera. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/25/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Catherine Johanna Baksovich, 83, a homemaker, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at a later date at Mount Zion Assembly of God in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309. Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929) is handling arrangements. A native of Bronx, N.Y., and a former resident of New Jersey, she had lived in Crawfordville for nine years. She attended Mount Zion Assembly of God. Survivors include a son, Michael Baksovich of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Heidi Dedmon of Crawfordville; a brother, Robert Hammond of Arizona; and six grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/10/2003
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Tallahassee - A. H. "Fred" Baldwin, 69, an administrator for the state of Florida, died Monday, January 21, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Baldwin of Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Northwoods Baptist Church. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1304 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee FL 32303. Other survivors include three daughters, Patricia Baldwin of Charlotte, NC, Karen Shiver of Tallahassee, and Pam Portwood of Crawfordville; a brother, Charles Baldwin; and three grandchildren, Jason Shiver, Shannon shiver and Neil Carlton. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Kenneth Aubrey Ball, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004. At his request, no services are planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/28/2004 - 8/31/2004.
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Tallahassee - Bethel Ballard, 83, a retired Railway Express employee with more than 40 years of service, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ethel Ballard. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Crossway Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Crossway Baptist Church Building Fund, 405 Crossway Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305. He was a member of Crossway Baptist Church. Other survivors include two sons, John McFarland (and wife Rachel) of Victoria, British Columbia, and Jeff McFarland (and wife Kim) of Tallahassee; four daughters, Janyce Horton (and husband Jim) of Tallahassee, Lucia Rogers (and husband Jerry) of Pensacola, Brenda Strickland (and husband Gene) of Crawfordville and Susan Kilgore (and husband Jody) of Crawfordville; a brother, Hugh Ballard of Newport, N.C.; three sisters, Frances Harmon of Holden, Utah, Marion Nelson of Fillmore, Utah, and Louise Brown of Melbourne; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/5/2002.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Judith Orange Ballard, 66, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, in Tallahassee. A private services is being planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/22/2004.
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Sopchoppy - Rose Ann Barwick Ballard, 51, of Sopchoppy died Sunday July 14, 1996 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville. A lifelong resident of Sopchoppy, she was a truck driver with Circle City Trucking, and a member of Sopchoppy First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, William G. Ballard of Sopchoppy; a daughter, Jimena Haskell of Sopchoppy; a stepson, Michael Ballard of Largo; two stepdaughters, Colleen Harmon of Madison and Jenean Ballard of Largo; two brothers, Berney Barwick of Riversink and Terry Barwick of Jacksonville; and four grandchildren.
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Bessie H. Barber, 88, who was a retired domestic worker, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Walker Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-224-2139). Viewing will be from 11 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. Funeral Cortege will assemble at noon EDT Saturday at 115 Barber Road. A native of Hyde Park Community in Crawfordville, she was a member of Burney Temple First Born Church of the Living God, where she was a missionary. Survivors include a son, Moses A. Simmons (and wife Rosalie); two daughters, Bobbie J. Rosier of Crawfordville and Zera M. Richardson (and husband Wilford) of Miami; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Barber of Crawfordville; three brothers, James and Cornelius Harris, both of Tallahassee, and Horace Harris of Opa-Locka; nine grandchildren, Cheryl Montgomery (and husband Vince) of Orlando, Lanesha Belvin (and husband Dekoven) and Tonya Robinson (and husband Willie), all of Crawfordville, Tracey Corker (and husband Michael) of Tallahassee, Tanya Brown (and husband Mark) of Austell, Ga., Scott A. Simmons of Phenix City, Ala., Angela Rosier of Rex, Ga., Antonio Rosier of Tucker, Ga., and Anita Rosier of Atlanta; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Craig Barber. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/2/2004.
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Doreen Barber, 84, a homemaker and artist, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003. A private family service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193) is handling arrangements. She was a native of Southport, England, and moved to Tallahassee in 1970. She was a well-known local artist and was the head of the Art Council and Writing For Fun at the Senior Center. She was a loving mother and homemaker and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by two sons, Donald Barber of Tallahassee and Dorian Barber of Crawfordville; two daughters, Leslie Davis of Baldwinville, Mass., and Paula Gonyea of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Barber Jr., and a beloved grandson, Frank H. Barber III. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/29/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Dorian Barber, 50, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Loretta Barber. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Crawfordville, with burial at Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday at Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a native of Bossier City, La., and moved from Massachusetts to Tallahassee in 1970. He retired from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a computer operator supervisor and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Crawfordville Branch. Other survivors include two sons, Jared Barber of Atlanta, and Stephen Barber of Tallahassee; a daughter, Cristina Barber of Tallahassee; a brother, Donald Barber of Tallahassee; and two sisters, Leslie Davis of Baldwin, Mass., and Paula Gonyea of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by a son, Frank Barber IV. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/28/2003.
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BAINBRIDGE - Herbert C. Barber, 91, a retired farmer, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church in Brinson, Ga. Ivey Funeral Home (229-246-3232) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/27/2004.
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BAINBRIDGE - Nola Hatcher Barber, 101, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Bainbridge Health Care. The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Ivey Funeral Home (229-246-3232), with burial at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Brinson, Ga. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online visitors may sign the guest register atwww.iveyfuneral.com. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/14/2004.
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APALACHICOLA - Winona "Nonie" Tucker Barber, 88, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Weems Memorial Hospital. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Kelley Funeral Home (850-653-2208), 149 Avenue H, Apalachicola. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. She was a native of Apalachicola and resided in Apalachicola her entire life. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star serving as worthy matron of the order for many terms. She was also a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She worked with the Cancer Society for numerous years and the food bank OEC for 12 years, sewed in the tent factory during World War II for the Army and cared for a large number of children for more than 45 years. She became more affectionately known to them as "Aunt Nonie." She lived a lifetime of devotion to her family. Her survivors include two sons, Elton Barber (and Janice) and Robert Barber (and Denise); three daughters, Gynelle Bush (and Joe), Joyce Moore (and David) and Jean Roberts (and Ralph); a sister, Ouida Cumbie; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren; and devoted friends, Clifford and Laurilee Sutton. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Carrie Tucker; a sister, Eva Rhine; the father of her children, John Barber; and a granddaughter, Shannon Roberts. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/31/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Joseph Alton Barbree, 71, who was a retired insurance agent, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor S. Barbree. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Crawfordville United Methodist Church, with burial at 2 p.m. EST at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to the FUMC Children's Home, 51 Main St., Enterprise, FL 32725, or the United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 37, Crawfordville, FL 32326. He was born in Jackson County and grew up in Gadsden County. He lived the last 35 years of his life in Crawfordville. He was a retired insurance agent and served in the Navy for four years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and active in the community. During his tenure as civil defense director of Wakulla County, he was instrumental in setting up the Volunteer Fire Departments in Wakulla and many area counties. He also was involved in establishing the parks system in Wakulla. Other survivors include two daughters, Breeya Elizabeth Barbree (and husband Russell C. Martin) of Purcellville, Va., and Catherine Barbree of Crawfordville; two granddaughters, Devin K. Martin and Sheridan A. Martin; and his stepmother, Cecil Mae Barbree; a brother, B.J. Barbree; a sister, Pat Herring; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/23/2003.
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Minnie Ola Barineau, 85, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at Fresh Fire Worship Center, 3434 N. Monroe St., with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Minnie Ola was a lifelong member of Christian Heritage Church. Survivors include a son, James E. Barineau (and wife Rentia); four grandchildren, Lavonda Griffith, Andrea Spratt (and husband Trey), Conrad Van Coller and Nicky Van Coller; five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kaleb, Emily, Kyle and Kolby; two sisters, Mary Till Barineau of Tallahassee and Esther Rudd Nease (and husband Jesse) of Greenville, S.C.; and a brother, the Rev. Jake Till Jr. (and wife Sandra) of Quincy. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/26/2006 - 7/27/2006.
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Woodville - Eugene Clarkson Barksdale Jr., 69, of Woodville died Friday, November 24, 1995 in Gainesville. The service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Pelham, Ga., he had lived in Woodville since 1965. He was a truck driver for Winn-Dixie Stores for 20 years, and was a member of Spring Hill Christian Church in Ochlocknee, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Barksdale of Woodville; a son, Robert C. Barksdale of Woodville; two daughters, Gloria Massey of Tallahassee and Lauren Clenney of Warner Robbins, Ga.; a step-daughter, Emily Jo Gerrell of Wakulla station; three brothers, Virgil Barksdale, Kenneth Barksdale and Chares Barksdale, all of Crawfordville; three sisters, Joyce Thomas of Woodville, Dorothy Griffin of Havana, and Gail Alexander of Oyster Bay; and 10 grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Kenneth John Barksdale, 66, of Crawfordville died Monday, March 23, 1998. The service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sopchoppy First Baptist Church, with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville. A native of Ochlocknee, Ga., he had lived in Crawfordville since 1977. He had worked in the construction industry, was an Army veteran, and was a member of the Sopchoppy Lions Club and Sopchoppy First Baptist Church. He is survived by three sons, Kenneth James Barksdale of Pensacola, Ray Lamar Barksdale of Crawfordville and Ronald Bruce Barksdale of Kingsland, Ga.; two daughters, Paula Ann Neet of Pensacola and Teresa Joyce Raker of Crawfordville, a stepson, Michael Patterson of Crawfordville; two brothers, Virgil Lamar Barksdale and Charles E. Barksdale, both of Crawfordville; three sisters, Joyce Posey Thomas of Wakulla, Dorothy Griffin of Havana and Gail Alexander of Oyster Bay, and nine grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Virgil Lamar Barksdale, 69, of Crawfordville died Sunday November 8, 1998 in Tallahassee. The service will be a 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Springhill Community in Thomas County, Ga., he was a longtime resident of Crawfordville. He was a carpenter and attended Sopchoppy First Baptist Church. He is survived by a son, John Doyle McLaurin of Orlando; a daughter, Debra Cook of Crawfordville; a brother Charles Barksdale of Crawfordville; three sisters, Joyce Posey Thomas of Woodville, Dorothy Griffin of Havana and Gail Alexander of Oyster Bay; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Bennie Rae Barnes, 48, Crawfordville Highway, died Sunday July 9, 1973 from injuries received when her home burned Saturday night. She was a native of Marianna, and a 20-year resident of Crawfordville. She was bookkeeper for the State Department of Education and a member of the Crawfordville First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William S. Barnes, Crawfordville; two daughters, Caroline Barnes, Washington, DC and Jane Gibson, Crawfordville; three brothers, Joe Pittman, Marianna, I. D. Pittman, Tallahassee, Gordon Pittman, Moultrie, Ga., two sisters, A. E. Ericson, Prattville, Ala., and M. M. Ayers, Pensacola; and one grandson. Culley and Sons Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Panacea - Frank N. Barnes, 72, of Panacea died Sunday, January 5, 1997. A date for the service has yet to be announced. However, family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nathan Barnes College Fund, c/o Romaine P. Barnes, 124 River Drive, Panacea, FL 32346. A native of Middlesex, NC he was a properties manager for Roadway Express until his retirement, and was an Army Air Forces veteran of WWII. He was a member of Crawford Lodge F&AM No. 294 in Crawfordville, Marzuq Shrine Temple and Sopchoppy First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Romaine P. Barnes of Panacea; a son, Nathan S. Barnes of Panacea; a daughter, Nancy Lu Reichers of Deer Park, Wash.; and four grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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WAYCROSS - Jack Lamar Barnes, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at his residence after a short illness. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Deenwood Baptist Church in Waycross, with burial at Kettle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Miles-Odum Funeral Home (912-283-2525) in Waycross. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com. He was a life-long resident of Ware County. He retired in 1987 as a machinist for the Waycross Shops CSX Railroad after 43 years of service. Mr. Barnes was a very active member of Deenwood Baptist Church, an avid camper and a member of the Over The Hill Gang. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. aboard the USS Kula Gulf. Following his naval service, he served with the Georgia National Guard and retired in 1966 as a master Seargant with 25 years of service. He was a member of the Frank C. Folks Lodge No. 192 F and AM, Waycross Shrine Club and the Hasan Temple. He is survived by a son, Jimmy Barnes (and wife Pat) of Blackshear, Ga.; two daughters, Jacque Eubanks (and husband Glenn) of Panecea and Jeanne Mack (and husband Dennis) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three sisters, Nell McLain of Nahunta, Ga., and Emma Jean Mathis and Sara Ann Brackin both of Iron City, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and10 great-grandchildren and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Rabon; and his wife, Doris Eloise McQuaig Barnes. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/26/2006.
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Jett Junior Barnes, 65, a retired automotive paint-and-body specialist, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. He is survived by wife, Alma Barnes. The service will be at 12:30 p.m. EST Saturday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929), with burial at White Church Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home in Tallahassee. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Born in Jackson County, he moved to Tallahassee in 1970. After his retirement from the paint-and-body business, he devoted his time to helping his son with his towing business, Parkway Wrecker Services Inc., and enjoyed every minute of it. He was also an avid drag car racer who enjoyed it very much. Junior was wellliked and respected by all who knew him, and he was known as a kindhearted person who was always willing to help others. Junior will be sadly missed by his friends and family, including a son, Frankie Barnes of Tallahassee; two daughters, Linda Corley and Cindy Meacham, both of Tallahassee; two stepsons, Andy Branch Sr. of Tallahassee and Ernie Branch of Crawfordville; three stepdaughters, Rita Asbel of Quincy, Jinny Sanders of Tallahassee and Johnna Caldwell of Alabama; three brothers, Sam Barnes of Largo and James Barnes and Bud Barnes, both of Cottondale; six sisters, Katie Sullivan, Thelma Russle, Emma Barnes and Helen Barnes, all of Cottondale, Betty Clark of Monticello and Elouise Potter of Largo; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Jett Barnes; his mother, Nellie Barnes; a brother, Charles Barnes; and a stepson, Sonny Branch. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/20/2003.
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Kiwanis Velma Barnes, 49, an accountant for the state of Florida, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery. The viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) and from 9 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. The family will assemble for the funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at 2721 Leary Lane. She was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She is survived by a son, J-Shun N. Harris of Tallahassee; a brother, the Rev. Alpha Barnes of Jacksonville; two sisters, Karen Barnes Johnson (and husband Matthew) of Crawfordville and Benita Smith of Tallahassee; two uncles, Samuel Barnes (and wife Lorraine) and Robert Barnes (and wife Betty), both of Tallahassee; two aunts, Patsy Stevens and Mable McClendon, both of Tallahassee; a grandchild; and a host of other relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/2/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William Shields "Bill" Barnes, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, surrounded by his family at his home. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Virginia Barnes. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177). Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 2889 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was a longtime resident of Tallahassee, moving to Crawfordville in 2005. Bill was born July 9, 1916, in Suggsville, Ala., to William Morris Barnes and Helen Davis Barnes. As a young man, Bill was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played minor-league baseball. After leaving baseball, he was a driver for Greyhound Bus Lines, where he retired after 36 years. He was a longtime member of the Big Bend Fox Hunters Association and a former umpire for the city of Tallahassee softball league. Bill was a devoted University of Alabama football fan, due to the fact his older brother Emile "Red" Barnes was the captain of the 1925 Rose Bowl team. Other survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Barnes Fuqua and Jan Creel Condon (and husband Dan), both of Tallahassee, and June Creel Vause (and husband Eugene) of Crawfordville; two sons, Charlie Creel (and wife Cheryl) and Edward Creel (and wife Dot), both of Crawfordville; 13 grandchildren, Holly Fuqua Hohmeister (and husband Matt), Nicholas Condon, Brad Vause and Deana Vause Cartledge (and husband Steve), all of Tallahassee, Hillary Walls, Kayla Creel and Gibby Gibson, all of Crawfordville, and Sgt. Colin P. Hightower USMC of Cherry Point, N.C., Ryan Condon of Washington D.C., Jenny Creel Stanley (and husband Jeremiah) of Jacksonville, Dustin Creel, Jessica Creel, Seth Creel and Micah Creel, all of Fernandina Beach, and Julie Ahunada; a great-grandchild, Trent Stanley of Jacksonville; and a nephew, Emile "Red" Barnes Jr. of Crawfordville. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 30 years, Bennie Rae Barnes, and a daughter, Jane Barnes Gibson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/24/2006.
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John Wesley Barnett Jr., 77, a retired administrator for International Business Machines, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Pichard Barnett. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church, with a private inurnment at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or St. John's Episcopal Church, 211 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193) is handling arrangements. A native of Panama City and raised in Greensboro, he moved to Tallahassee in 1948. He retired in 1983 after 31 years with IBM. He was a member of History Associates of Florida, Tallahassee Historical Society, Florida Heritage Foundation, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He was an active volunteer with the Museum of Florida History and Goodwood Museum. A veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific with the Navy. He was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church, where he served as an usher and was a member of the St. John's Horticultural Society. Other survivors include a son, John Barnett of Tallahassee; a grandchild, Wesley Barnett of Thomasville, Ga.; three sisters-in-law, Lou P. Causseaux, Nellie P. DeMilley and Mary P. Sellers, all of Tallahassee; and a brother-in-law, Claude Arthur Pichard Jr. of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/4/2003.
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Crawfordville - Lila Jo Barnett, 61, of Crawfordville died Tuesday, January 9, 1996 in Tallahassee. The service will be a noon Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, with burial at Friendship Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Coose County, Ala., she had lived in Crawfordville for 45 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Clifford M. Barnett of Crawfordville; two sons, Richard Whaley and Eddie Whaley, both of Crawfordville; a stepson, Virgil Barnett of Wedowee, Ala., two daughters, Dena Jo Tedder of Crawfordville and Anna Lynn Wallace of Sylacauga, Ala.; two stepdaughters, Bobbie Nell Haywood of Heflin, Ala., and Gail Carter of Stockbridge, Ga.; three brothers, Fred bailey of Crawfordville, Jimmy bailey of Millersville, Ala., and Johnny bailey of Childersburg, Ala.; six sisters, Lanell Buckner of Stockbridge, Jean Fennell of Goodwater, Ala., Ramona Steil of Ontario. Calif., Clara Bailey of Crawfordville, Patricia Barnett of Sylacauga and May Skelton of Childersburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren and nine step grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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PERRY - Nancy Elizabeth Durden Gunter Barnette, 81, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2007, of heart complications, at her home in Perry. She is survived by her husband of four years, Mr. John Esley Barnette Sr. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. EDT Friday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel (850-584-4149), with Reverend Glenn Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at the funeral home. Although she was born in Cotton, Ga., Elizabeth is considered a native Floridian, having lived in Taylor County since shortly after her birth in 1925. She married young and spent most of her life in Perry. Mrs. Barnette was well-traveled, having visited many of the lower 48 states, Canada, Mexico, the Panama Canal and Japan. Mrs. Barnette will be missed by the many friends and relatives she leaves behind. As Elizabeth Gunter, she was very active in the community and in the family's electrical contracting business. She had many hobbies such as oil painting, creating porcelain dolls and cooking. She was an excellent seamstress. When her late husband's health failed, she took over their rental property business and maintained its success. She was also a successful business woman in her own right. While some will remember her as the bookkeeper at the Texaco Bulk Plant, others will remember her as the owner/operator of the Perry Bus Station. Still, others will remember her for her porcelain dolls or her handmade ladies hats, or for the cosmetics lines she represented. Others will remember her dedication to the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Perry Elks Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society, the Historical Society, and the First Baptist Church. When she was unable to attend church, she enjoyed watching Dr. Stanley's televised services. Elizabeth was an avid genealogist and source of knowledge respected by many. She compiled written family histories of the Luther Gunter, Jessie Durden and Annie Bell Hood families and was working on the John Barnette family. With her passing, goes a great wealth of knowledge of the history of those families and of Taylor County. She is also survived by five of her children, Patricia Elizabeth (Gunter) Cook and husband Tommy of Perry, Gloria Cheryle (Gunter) Daub and husband Harry of Navarre, Ronald Elverton Gunter of Perry, Luther Elverton Gunter Jr. and wife Diane (Odom) of Perry and Charles Samuel Gunter and wife Bobbie (Callaway) of Crawfordville; five siblings and their spouses, Carolyn Durden Williams and husband Wayne, James "Buster" Durden and wife Francis, Kelly Durden and wife Louise, Charles "Mac" Durden and James Dub Cruce (foster brother) and wife Virginia; 15 grandchildren, Sabra-shawn (Cook) Farnell and husband Bennie, Carla Shay (Cook) Ward and husband Steve, Candi Shane Cook, Troydaniel Shannon Daub, Marcus Leander and wife Annie (Montez) Daub, LaCynda Lynn (Gunter) Harper, Jessie Ki'a Laraya Gunter, Venus Maria Athena (Gunter) Clements, Donna Alicia Aphrodite (Gunter) Parker and husband James, Janece Elizabeth (Gunter) Campbell and husband Garrett, Sara Catherine (Gunter) Thompson, Charles Samuel Gunter Jr., Michael Benjamin Gunter and Jacob Dylan Gunter; eight great-grandchildren, Magan and Trace Ward, Nikolas Cook, Marco Roman Montez Daub, Emma Aeris Campbell, Elizabeth Ashley and Dillon Harper, and Amelia Clements; and four stepchildren, John E. Barnette Jr., Joseph Eugene Barnette, Elizabeth Linda Louise Barnette and Mary June Barnette; and 13 stepgrandchildren. Mrs. Barnette was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Harriet La Gayle Gunter, her parents, Jessie James and Annie Bell (Hood) Durden and her first husband of 57 years and the father of her children, Luther Elverton Gunter Sr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/13/2007 - 6/15/2007.
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Tallahassee - Daniel Paul Barnhill, 11, of Tallahassee died Thursday, April 23, 1998 in Gainesville. The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at White Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel. A native of Tallahassee, he was a member of White Primitive Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Rose Ann Barnhill of Woodville; a brother, Larry Joseph Barnhill of Woodville; two sisters, Misty Dawn Barnhill and Heidi Ann Barnhill, both of Woodville; his maternal grandparents, Nellie Jacobs and Roean Morgan; four uncles; three aunts; and a host of cousins. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Robert Glenn Barrett, 50, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Funeral services will be at noon EDT Saturday, October 27, 2007, at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee (850-942-2929). Interment will follow the service at Mount Zion Cemetery in Jefferson County. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Barrett was self-employed as a truck driver and was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of the New Light Church. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Hodges Barrett of Crawfordville; two sons, David Glenn Barrett and Michael Kevin Barrett of Tallahassee; two daughters, Tasha Denise Walker of Jacksonville and Tiffany Lynn Barrett of Tallahassee; his father, George Barrett of Crawfordville; two brothers, Donald A. Barrett of Chaires and Michael D. Barrett of Woodville; one sister, Susan Berry of Tallahassee; and two grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Barrett and Trenton Dale Walker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Barrett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/26/2007.
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CAIRO - Marvin C. Barrineau, 87, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday at Providence Baptist Church in Whigham, Ga., with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. EDT today at Clark Funeral Home in Cairo (229-377-1414). Survivors include his wife, Marie Barrineau; three daughters, Claudia Johnson and Sarah Barwick, both of Cairo, and Diane Faircloth of Panama City; a son, Leland Barrineau of Cairo; and a sister, Ema Lou Bruce of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/9/2004.
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Tallahassee - John Glenn Barrow, 85, of Tallahassee died Sunday, April 26, 1998. The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel. A native of Woodville, he was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. He was an Army veteran of WWII and was in the National Guard for 25 years until his retirement. He was an Episcopalian. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Barrow of Tallahassee; a son, John G. Barrow of Tallahassee; two grandsons, John Barrow of Crawfordville and Travis Barrow of Quincy; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Ollie Barrow, 84, of Crawfordville, died Wednesday December 31, 1986 at Tallahassee Convalescent Home. The service will be 2 p.m. today at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial at Pigott Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, she was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, James Barrow of Woodville and Aubrey Barrow of Tallahassee; two sisters Annie Posey of Crawfordville and Oma Spears of Medart. (Culley MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - Addie Mae Barwick, 78, of Tallahassee died Monday, June 14, 1993 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. today at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Crawfordville. A native and longtime resident of Wakulla County, she was a member of Full Gospel Assembly of God. She is survived by two brothers, Lannie G. Mathers and Grady R. Mathers, both of Crawfordville; and a sister, Ada Graves of Tallahassee. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Panacea - Charles Derrick Barwick, 19, of Panacea died Wednesday, March 23, 1994 in Jacksonville. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Panacea First Baptist Church, with burial at Panacea Community Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville. A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, he was a graduate of Wakulla High School and a member of Panacea First Baptist Church. He was on active duty for the Navy. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Barwick of Panacea; three brothers, Norman Barwick and Ronny Barwick, both of Panacea, and Charles Barwick Jr. of Crawfordville; five sisters, Chris Dugger and Donna Martin, both of Crawfordville and Louise Fordick, Margaret Falk and Mildred Posey, all of Panacea; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Panacea - Charles Barwick Sr., 61, of Panacea, died Wednesday, April 27, 1983 at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. Graveside services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Panacea Park Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the First Baptist Church of Panacea from 1-3 p.m. Friday. A native of Hardaway, he had lived in Panacea since early childhood. He was a seafood merchant, a member of the First Baptist Church of Panacea and a veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Nancy A. Barwick of Panacea; four sons, Charles Barwick Jr. of Crawfordville, Ronny David Barwick, Norman Barwick and Charles Derrick Barwick, all of Panacea; five daughters, Mildred Ann Posey, Dellie Louise Fedorak, Margaret Ann Falk and Donna Michelle Martin, all of Panacea, and Crystal Duggar of Crawfordville; one brother, Gillie T. Barwick of Panacea; one sister, Lena Millender of Carrabelle; and 21 grandchildren. Culley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Panacea - Mrs. Clarice Geneva Harrell Barwick, age 55, of Surf Road, Panacea, FL. Funeral Services will be held at the Panacea First Baptist Church, 3 p.m., Friday August 23 with the Rev. Riley Pridgeon officiating. Burial will be in the Panacea Community Cemetery. Culley and Sons Funeral Home if in charge of the arrangement. Survivors include: husband, Gilley T. Barwick, Panacea; father, Tom Harrell, Panacea; 2 sons, Tommy Barwick and Charles D. Barwick, both of Panacea; 1 daughter, Gail McCormick, Martinez, Ga.; 5 sisters, Mrs. Carie Elders, Woodward, Okla., Mrs. Durwood Vause, Panacea, Mrs. Dew Vaughn, Orlando, Mrs. Quinton Nix and Mrs. Lee Tryon both of Tallahassee, 5 brothers, J. D. Harrell, Panacea, Jimmy Harrell, Germany, Fred Harrell, Bartley Harrell, and R. W. Harrell all of Tallahassee and 12 grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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PANACEA - Dellie R. Barwick, 86, died Saturday, April 22, 2006. Services will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Panacea Full Gospel Church, with burial at Panacea Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the Barwick home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529) is handling arrangements. She attended Panacea Full Gospel Church. Survivors include two daughters, Tammie Barwick (and husband Bo) and Louise Fedorak, both of Panacea; a son, Ricky Taylor of Tallahassee; two sisters, Elizabeth Barwick of Panacea and Darkas Revell of Otter Creek; two grandchildren, Telia and Robert; and a great-grandchild, Jessie Bree. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert David Barwick. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/24/2006.
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Tallahassee - Gilbert W. Barwick Sr., 84, of Tallahassee died Sunday, July 13, 1997. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral home in Crawfordville, with burial at Vause Branch Cemetery in Wakulla County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Sopchoppy, he had lived in Tallahassee for 40 years. He was a retired Navy Chief who served for 21 years and during WWII. After retiring, he worked for 15 years with the Federal bureau of Prisons. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Couples Sunday School Class. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Barwick of Tallahassee; a son, Gilbert W. Barwick Jr. of Warner Robbins, Ga.; a daughter Violet Hatcher of Tallahassee; three sisters, Dorothy Howard and Willodeen Joyner, both of Tallahassee, and Mellie Pearce of Hillsboro, Ala.; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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BOLTON, NC - Hattie Elizabeth Barwick, 99, of Bolton, N.C., died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel of Ivey Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Ga. (229-246-3232). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/11/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Michael David Barwick, 39, a seafood harvester in the crab industry, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Dana Hanson. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Smith Family Cemetery in Spring Creek. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). He was born in Tallahassee and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his stepfather, Billy Hartsfield (and wife Linda) of Crawfordville; two sons, David Michael Barwick of Crawfordville and Christopher Shane Barwick of Tallahassee; three daughters, Nicki Yvonne Barwick of Tallahassee and Shyia Marie Sumner and Alicia Brooke Thomas, both of Crawfordville; five brothers, Ronald Dewayne Barwick of Crawfordville, Scott Barwick of Otter Creek, Pat Barwick of Panacea and Tony Hartsfield and Broward Barwick, both of Crawfordville; five sisters, Georgetta Barwick and Tiffany Harrelson, both of Boaz, Ala., Billie Jo Hartsfield of Crawfordville, Sharon Smith of Sopchoppy and Robin Stevens of Spring Creek; and three grandchildren, Julia Ann Minor, Taylor Shane Sumner and Bailey Nathan Sumner. He was preceded in death by a son, Lance Cpl. Charles Allen Hanson Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/6/2004.
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Tallahassee - Roy B. Barwick, 93, of Tallahassee died Sunday, December 24, 1989 at Capital Health Care Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 28 at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee. Burial will follow at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, December 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A native of Sopchoppy he had lived in Tallahassee for most of his life. He was a carpenter and of the Catholic faith. He operated a fruit stand in Tallahassee for 20 years. Survivors include two daughters, Frances B. Fountain of Tallahassee and Lillan Martin of Albany, Ga.; three sons, J. D. Barwick of Pleasantville, NJ, Amos Barwick of Pensacola, and Roy b. Barwick, Jr. of Moncks Corner, SC; a sister Emmy Metcalf of Orlando; a niece, Dorothy Laird; and a nephew, Gilbert Barwick; a granddaughter, Michelle Fountain and eight other grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Abbey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Sopchoppy - Ruby L. Barwick, 84, of Sopchoppy died Saturday in Medart. The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey-=Young Funeral home in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council, P. O. Box 537, Crawfordville, FL 32326. A lifelong resident of Sopchoppy, she was a member of Fist Baptist Church of Sopchoppy. She is survived by two sons, Berney K. Barwick of River Sink and Joseph T. Barwick of Jacksonville; a daughter Rose Ann Ballard of Sopchoppy; five sisters, Beulah Barwick, Mary McKenzie, Louise Maxwell, Blye Vickers and Bobby Roberts, all of Tallahassee; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Thomas Shay Barwick, 16, of Crawfordville, died Monday, April 30, 1990 at his residence. Services were held Wednesday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Crawfordville First Baptist Church with interment in the Ferrell Family Cemetery in Crawfordville. A native of Crawfordville, he was a 10th grade student at Wakulla High School and a member of the varsity baseball, football, basketball and wrestling teams. He was a member of the Crawfordville First Baptist Church and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Elise Barwick, Jr. of Crawfordville; two brothers, Parrish and Ferrell Barwick, both of Crawfordville; his grandparents, Elizabeth Barwick of Panacea and Emmett and Sheryl Ferrell of Crawfordville. He was the grandson of the late Charles Barwick, Sr. of Panacea. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Annette Wilder Basford, 62, of Madison died Tuesday in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. CST (3 p.m. EST) Friday at James & James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel in Marianna (850-482-2332), with burial at Cow Pen Pond Cemetery in Grand Ridge. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Sumatra and longtime resident of Tallahassee, she was a homemaker and a Protestant. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Max Basford of Madison; two sons, Leon Basford of Nashville, Tenn., and Jon Frank Basford of Chiefland; three daughters, Faith English and Rebekah Basford, both of Madison, and Judy Sikes of Pueblo, Colo.; two brothers, Buster Wilder and Jack Wilder, both of Tallahassee; three sisters, Betty Crosby of Woodville, Patricia Carroll of Madison, and Martha Love of Ochlochonee Bay; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Published 24 Feb 2000 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Addie Mae Barineau Bass, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003. The service will be at noon EDT Saturday at Bible Believers Fellowship Church, 6341 Blountstown Highway in Tallahassee, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). A native of Tallahassee, she was born Sept. 6, 1926. She was a member of Leon Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, sister and friend. Survivors include two sons, Ed Bass of Crawfordville and Ray Bass (and wife Sharon) of Tallahassee; three daughters, Ruth Goodson, B.J. Law (and husband Bob) and Gloria Burke (and husband Frank), all of Tallahassee; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eunice Simpson of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Bass Sr.; a son, Donald W. Bass Jr.; and a grandson, Frank Valent Burke Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/10/2003.
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Tallahassee - Henry Ford Bass, 75, of Tallahassee died Sunday, March 1, 1992 at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Crossway Baptist Church, with burial at the Zion Hill Memorial Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American heart Association. A native of Headland, Ala., and resident of Tallahassee since 1944, he was a retired salesman for Raker Lumber Company. He was an army veteran of WWII and a member of Woodmen of the World and Crawfordville Road Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Iris Moore Bass of Tallahassee; two daughters, Shirley Bess Hines and Carolyn E. Grimes, both of Tallahassee; a sister, Frenchie Mae Hatcher of Malone; and four grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Iris Moore Bass, 86, who retired from the Florida Division of Retirement, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in Medart. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Crossway Baptist Church, with burial at Zion Hill Cemetery in Wakulla County. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. She first began teaching Sunday school when she was a teenager and remained teaching until 1998. She was a charter member of Crossway Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn E. Grimes (and husband Bob) and Shirley Bass Hines, both of Tallahassee; four grandchildren, Travis Spiers (and fiance Angi Brown) of Tallahassee, David White (and wife Tina) and Julie Whitmore, both of Thurmont, Md., Mark White (and wife Kelly) of Frederick, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Albert White and Eli White, both of Thurmont; a brother, Elwyn Moore of Crawfordville; a sister, Opal Moore Free of Tallahassee; two sisters-in-law, Frenchie Mae Hatcher (and husband Thomas) of Bascom and Dora Moore of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Henry Ford Bass. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/18/2002 - 12/19/2002.
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Tallahassee - Jane R. Bass, 45, of Tallahassee died Friday, June 13, 1998. The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Woodville Building Fund or Big Bend Hospice. A native of Macclenny, she had lived in Tallahassee for 25 years. She worked in the state Department of Community Affairs and was a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Kirby K. Bass; two daughters, Amy d. Ward of Jacksonville and Cheryl B. Hamilton of Tallahassee; her mother, Saddie D. Rowe; two brothers, Charles Rowe and Billy Rowe, both of Macclenny; and a grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Mary Elizabeth Hale Bass, 83, who retired as a calculations specialist for the Division of Retirement, State of Florida, died Friday, March 30, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday in the Riggins Road Chapel of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home (850-877-8191), with burial to follow in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A life long resident of Tallahassee, she will always be remembered as a loving mother, grand mother and good friend to all who knew her. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Bass Lewis (and husband Donald); three sons, Richard "Ricky" Bass (and wife Diane), Charles "Chuck" Bass (and wife Barbara) and Carl Bass; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Carl Bass Jr.; and her sister, Margie Mae Hale Wilder. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/1/2007.
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Woodville - Thomas William Bass, 54, of Woodville died Friday, October 16, 1998. The service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Bay County, he was a longtime resident of Woodville. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca K. Bass of Woodville; a son, Thomas William Bass Jr. of Woodville; five daughters, Kitty D. Bass and Heather A. Bass, both of Tallahassee, Brenda B. Bass of Pelham, Ga., Rosa M. Collier of Montgomery, Ala., and Tabby A. Bass of Woodville; her mother and stepfather, Marguerite P. and Bernard David of Tallahassee; a brother, Martin E. Smart Jr. of Tallahassee; a sister, Patricia A Chambley of Tallahassee; and nine grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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BAINBRIDGE - Hazel Wilson Battles, 90, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Ivey Funeral Home (229-246-3232) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/27/2005.
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Woodville - Georgia M. Baxter, 77, of Woodville died Wednesday, June 21, 2000. The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Woodville United Methodist Church, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel. A native of Danese, W. Va., she had lived in Woodville since 1962. She was a cafeteria worker for Woodville Elementary School until her retirement and was a member of Woodville United Methodist Church. She is survived by four sons, George Baxter of Edgewater, Edward Baxter, Timmy Baxter and Ronald Baxter of Tallahassee; two daughters, Janet Gales and Sharon Ringo of Tallahassee; four sisters, Alverta Davis of Yucca Valley, Calif., Imogene Aliff of Orient, Ohio, Kathryn Parrish of Thurmont, Md., and Uldine Welch of Covington, Va.; a brother, Darryl Martin of Meadow Bridge, W. Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Joe Frank Beal, 77, who retired from the Forestry Department, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Adene Beal. The service will be at 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Bronson Cemetery in Levy County. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. He was born in Kings, Ill., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 31 years moving from Houston. Other survivors include two sons, Joe F. Beal Jr. (and Sharon) of Gainesville and Damon Beal (and wife Sandy) of Jasper; three daughters, Nancy Blitch (and husband Jessie) of Hawthorne, Cassie B. Smith (and husband Terry) of Unicoi, Tenn., and Beth B. Wilkerson of Crawfordville; a brother, Larry G. Beal (and wife Tommie) of Newberry; 11 grandchildren, Sarah Byrd, Lucas Revell, D.J. Beal, Cody Smith, Joshua Waters, Chris Wilkerson, Jessica Smith, Matt Waters, Liz Beal, Jenni Wilkerson and Morgan Waters-Beal; and a great-grandchild, Damon Tyler Beal. He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Beal Sommese. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/26/2005.
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Joe Frank Beal Jr. died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, after losing his courageous battle against metastatic colon cancer. Services are under the direction of Williams Thomas Funeral Home (352-376-7556) in Gainesville, Fla. He was born in Gainesville, Florida, and had lived there for most of his life. He was 55 years old. He was a graduate of Nichols State University and taught elementary school for several years. For the past 25 years he had worked at Santa Fe Community College in the computer science area. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Rubye M. Beal-Fitzgerald; stepmother, Adene Jerrels Beal of Crawfordville, Fla.; sisters, Nancy Beal Revell Blitch of Melrose, Fla., Cassie Beal Smith of Unicoi, Tenn., and Beth Beal Wilkerson of Crawford viIIe, Fla.; brother, Damon Frank Beal of Jasper, FIa.; nephews, Lucas Lawrence Revell of Gainesville, Fla., D.J. Beal of Alachua, Fla., Cody Smith of Tallahassee, Fla., and Chris Wilkerson of Crawfordville, Fla.; nieces, Sarah Byrd of Tallahassee, Fla., Jessica Smith of Unicoi, Tenn., Elizabeth Beal of Jennings, Fla., and Jenni Wilkerson of Crawfordville, Fla.; his longtime companion, Sharon J. Townsend of Gainesville, Fla.; uncle, Larry Beal; and aunt, Tommie Beal of Newberry, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Frank Beal; stepfather, Paul W. Fitzgerald; maternal grandparents, Lawrence McGlynn and Mattie Lee McGlynn; uncle, William Russell McGlynn; paternal grandparents, E.G. Beal and Clema Beal; and aunt, Maxine Beal Sommese. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/11/2007.
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Leora Beane, 88, who was a fiscal assistant at Florida State University Bookstore for 32 years, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Eden Springs Nursing Home in Medart. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 2351 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL. Ms. Beane was a longtime resident of Tallahassee and attended Florida State College for Women. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and attended the Winsome Sunday School Class. Leora is survived by two sons, George R. "Bobby" Beane Jr. (and wife Ilene) and James V. Beane (and wife Wilma); two daughters, Mary Ward (and husband Edward) and Shirley B. Hines; nine grandchildren, Billy Beane, Nina Scott, Grant Beane, Keith Beane, Vicki Treadwell, Karen Ward, Sherree Ward, Donna Hines and Chip Hines; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Beane. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/18/2006.
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ST. MARKS - Harold Lynn "Jim" Beard, 73, who retired as a professional truck driver for McKenzie Tank Lines, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Merlene Mayfield Beard. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Woodville First Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Argyle and was a longtime resident of St. Marks and Woodville. He was a member of Woodville First Baptist Church and the men's Sunday school class. He was a U.S. Marines veteran. He also is survived by three sons, James Lynn Beard of Bowling Green, Alvin Jerome "Jerry" Beard (and wife Christina Ellis "Christy" Beard) of Hosford and Christopher Scott Beard (and wife Natosha Glisson Beard) of Woodville; a daughter, Teresa Ann "Terry" Musselwhite (and husband Warren Howard Musselwhite) of St. Marks; a brother, Roy Ilee Beard (and wife Sue Tucker Beard) of Tallahassee; a sister, Helen Gatlin Whitaker (and friend George Nugent) of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Lillie Beard of Morriston; three grandsons, Michael Allen Beard of Hosford, Harley Davidson Beard of Pinellas Park and Nicholas Glisson of Woodville; three granddaughters, Tonya Marie Beard of Pinellas Park and Angelica Marie Beard and Kelsey Paige Beard, both of Woodville; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy I. and Alphas Beard; his grandparents, Chester Beard and Fannie Beard Yohn; and a brother, James Edward Beard. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 2/18/2005 - 2/19/2005.
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Samuel Gavin Beard, the infant son of Timothy Lamar Beard and Wendy Lavet Gavin Beard of Tallahassee died Monday, October 11, 1993 in Tallahassee. The service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 16 at Buckhorn Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Additional survivors include his paternal grandparents, Roosevelt and Dorothy Beard of Port St. Joe; his maternal grandparents, Wender Gavin and Callie R. Gavin of Tallahassee; his paternal great-grandmother, Bernice Beard of Fort McCoy; and his maternal great-grandfather, John Rosier of Sopchoppy. Strong and Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Bronson, FL - Claris Pelt Beasley, 92, of Bronson died Tuesday in Williston. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, with burial at Aaron Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A native of Aaron and former resident of Wakulla County, she had lived in Bronson for five years. She was a member of Sopchoppy First Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Charles Lindy Beasley of Bronson and Robert Beasley of Jacksonville; two daughters, Jewell Davidson of Fort Valley, Ga., and Beatrice Geiger of Bronson; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Tallahassee - Harry H. Beasley, 74, of Tallahassee died Sunday. The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bevis Funeral home in Tallahassee, with private burial at Woodland Cemetery in Havana. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 539 Silver Slipper Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32303. A native of Lakeland, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1962. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a retired vocational rehabilitation specialist with the state. He was a member of Springtime Tallahassee's Ante Bellum Krewe and the Andrew Jackson staff. He was also a member of the Grand Guard, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at the University of Florida and Gray Memorial United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary D. Beasley of Tallahassee; two sons, Britt Beasley of Orange Park and Phil Beasley of Roswell, Ga.; and six grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Virginia Theresa Beasley, 58, a registered nurse of San Diego, died Saturday, May 24, 2003. She is survived by a daughter, Theresa A. Franklin. The service will be at 10 a.m. PDT Monday at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary Chapel in San Diego (619- 263-3141), with burial at Greenwood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. PDT today at the funeral home. Other survivors include a grandson; two sisters, Lillie Boyd-Triplett of Crawfordville and Vernea Randolph of Tallahassee; and two brothers, James White Jr. of Tallahassee and William McCastle of San Diego. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/1/2003.
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MADISON - Hilton Blair Beaty, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in Lamont. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Eridu, with burial at Walker Cemetery in Lamont. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel (850-973-2258). Hilton was born in Madison. He was a devoted husband and father who loved camping and fishing and was an avid Civil War history buff. He was a cattle rancher and retired Florida Division of Forestry employee and law-enforcement officer. He was a member of the Mount Gilead Baptist Church. He also was a member of the Perry Elks Club, the War & Reconstruction Krewe of Springtime Tallahassee and the Andrew Jackson staff of that organization. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol Joan Aman Beaty of Lamont; a son, Hilton Blair Beaty II (and wife Debbie) of Perry; a daughter, Jennifer-Lesli Joan Beaty Wooten (and husband Charlie) of Lynn Haven; two brothers, Kenneth P. Beaty Jr. (and wife Marie) of Dunedin and Ronald J. Beaty of Fayetteville, Ga.; a sister, Mary Evelyn Beaty Parrish of Gainesville; a granddaughter, Meagan Rose Beaty; two stepgrandchildren, Chad Wooten of Gainesville and Carmen Wooten of Birmingham, Ala.; seven nephews; and six nieces. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/28/2004.
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Michael Joseph Beaudoin Jr., 54, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. The service will be at 4 p.m. EST Wednesday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-942-2929). Family will receive friends from 3 p.m. EST until the service Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32308; Ducks Unlimited, Lake Iamonia Chapter, 2569 Bishops Green Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32312; or a favorite charity. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was a self-employed concrete finisher. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his longtime companion, Ronda Craig of Tallahassee; a son, Jesse Beaudoin of Tallahassee; a daughter, Ashley Beaudoin of Tallahassee; a brother, Mark Beaudoin (and wife Teresa) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Mary Ann Briggs (and husband Roger) of Boulder, Colo., and Martha Palazesi of Marietta, Ga.; a half sister, Cheryl Thompson of Crawfordville; and her stepmother, Carina Beaudoin-Tate. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/21/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William R. Beckham, 80, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Pauline S. Beckham. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday in the chapel of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road (850-893-4177). Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. An additional memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. EDT Friday in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1298 Shadeville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Crawfordville. A native of Taylor County, Georgia, he had made the Tallahassee area his home since 1958. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. A World War II Navy Veteran, he retired from the Federal Prison System and the Division of Blind Services with the State of Florida. Other survivors include, two daughters, Rosaline Beckham-Chalecki (and husband Gene) and Vickie Beckham Johnson (and husband Philip); three stepchildren, Marcia McClellan, Reverend Art McClellan (and wife Faith) and Steve McClellan (and wife Lisa); a brother, Alvin Isbell; two sisters, Frances Dixon (and husband Dale) and Carolyn Ford (and husband Jimmy); 12 grandchildren, Alan Magee, J.D. Martin, USN, Wesley Beckham, Summer Anne Martin , Evan, Ross, Keith, Pete and Connor McClellan, Mary Elizabeth Verzaal, Sarah Ashley McClellan and Rebecca Ann Kasten; a great-grandson, James Magee; an aunt, Ruth Burke and uncle, Moses Beckham, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Dean Beckham and daughter, Sylvia Robin Martin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/29/2007.
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HAVANA - Patsy Goodson Bedsole, 61, who worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for 26 years, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850- 877-8191), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Patsy Goodson Bedsole was born in Tampa on Nov. 22, 1943. She was a native "Florida Cracker" and said she was proud to be one the few Crackers around these days. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints First Ward in Tallahassee. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 106 in Crawfordville. She is survived by a son, Rodney E. Bedsole (and wife Janna) of Stockton, Calif.; a grandson, William E. Bedsole of Chesapeake, Va.; three caring and loving caregivers, aunt Louise C. Newsome and cousins Kathryn and Rusty Goodfellow, all of Havana; three brothers, Ben Goodson (and wife Frieda) of Monroe, Ga., Clarence Goodson of Valrico and Bennie E. Goodson Jr. (and wife Karen); six sisters, Rosa M. Hill of Fayetteville, N.C., Hazel Anderson (and husband Bobby) of DeWitt, Va., Helen Coleman of Houston, Sharon Gurr (and husband Lee) of Tallahassee, Vicky Yarborough (and husband Rick) and Kim Land, both of Moultrie, Ga.; an uncle, James Tom Carter (and wife Susan) of Lake City; three sisters-in-law, Lillian Black of Lynn Haven, Pansy Greene of Crawfordville and Jeanette Clark of Havana; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie E. Goodson and Nell Carter Saunders, and in June 2002 by her husband of 36 years, John "Doc" Bedsole. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/12/2005 - 8/13/2005.
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Dr. Lloyd Mumbauer Beidler Jr., 81, who had retired as a professor of biological sciences at Florida State University, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Beidler of Tallahassee. A tribute to Dr. Beidler's life will be at 3:30 p.m. EDT Saturday at the Workmeister Humanities Reading Room of Dodd Hall at Florida State University. Family will receive friends immediately following the service at Dodd Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lloyd Beidler Fellowship, c/o FSU Foundation, 225 University Center, Building C, Suite 3100, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2660. Lloyd was born in Allentown, Pa., on Jan. 17, 1922. He was the third of three children and his father was a railroad clerk. Both of his parents were descendants of German immigrants in the Allentown area in the 18th century. Lloyd attended a small, rural elementary school and graduated with honors from South Whitehall Consolidated High School in 1939. Lloyd enrolled at Mulenberg College, a Lutheran school in Allentown where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1943. He entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University where he met Mary Lou, who became his loving wife and companion of 56 years. After obtaining his doctorate in molecular biophysics at Johns Hopkins, he accepted a position on the faculty of Florida State University in Tallahassee. It was here where Lloyd and Mary Lou began a family and built their own home of 46 years on a modest 15 acre farm, where he reared six children with the same dedication and veracity that he provided to his students at the university. He was a teacher and diplomat in all aspects of his life and touched the lives of all that he met. His success as a father and academic is evidenced by the remarkable success of his children and students. During Lloyd's tenure at Florida State, he was an innovative research scientist and inspirational teacher to many students, post doctorates and colleagues. His reputation as a teacher and scientist preceded him around the world, resulting in a lecture and consultation as visiting scientist at the invitation of many countries. Some of his major accomplishments included American Physiological Society's Bowditch Lectureship for 1959; appointment by John F. Kennedy as the Science Coordinator of U.S. Science Exhibits for the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1961; co-founded, with Dan Kenshalo, the psychobiology program at FSU in 1965; Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Muhlenberg College in 1969; FSU's Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professorship in 1971; election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1974; American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1975; Resolution of Commendation from Florida's House of Representatives and Senate in 1987; recipient of the National Institutes of Health Javits Neuroscience Award; served on the nominating committee for the Nobel Prize Award; Board of Directors of the Museum of Electricity; and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The family will always remember him as a loving and dedicated husband and father and as the greatest man they ever knew. He is greatly missed. Other survivors include five sons, Allan Lloyd Beidler of Raleigh, N.C., Stephen Paul Beidler of Lady Lake, David Dennis Beidler of Roanoke, Va., John Lewis Beidler of Tallahassee and Christopher Anthony Beidler of Crawfordville; a daughter, Dianne Beidler Walker of Tallahassee; two sisters, Rose Polentz of Richland, Wash., and Doris Williams of Allentown, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hackethal of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/10/2003.
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Tallahassee - Johnnie Lester Belcher, 90, of Tallahassee died May 21, 1996. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Florida Foundation, Department of Orthopedics, P. O. Box 100246, Gainesville, FL 32610; or to Riverside Baptist Church, 2650 Park St., Jacksonville, FL 32204. A native of Lebanon, Tenn., and former resident of Jacksonville, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1995. He had been the owner and president of Jacksonville Armature and Motor Works; was past president of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Southeast Division; served in the Florida National Guard during WWII, and was a member of riverside Baptist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Joline belcher Groot of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, Louis E. Groot III of St. Petersburg, Johnnie Belcher Groot of Castle Rock, Colo. and Gaye Ann Groot Ragsdale of Tallahassee, and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Sopchoppy - Paul V. Bell Sr., 70, of Sopchoppy died Saturday, February 24, 1996 in Tallahassee. Service arrangements are incomplete. A native of Redford, NY he had lived in Sopchoppy for eight years. He was a retired electric-company lineman, and was a Catholic. He is survived by his wife, Anita Bell of Sopchoppy; a son, Paul V. Bell, Jr. of West Palm Beach; four daughters, Paulette Langell of Madison, Shirley Hanifin of California, Regina Schmaling of New Jersey and Suzie King of West Palm Beach; three brothers, Ross Bell and Frank Bell, both of New York, and Carl Bell of Winter Haven; a sister, Ruth Jones of Delaware; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Wayne Bennett Bell, 57, of Pensacola, died Thursday June 5, 1980 at his home after a short illness. He was a native of Wakulla county and had lived in Pensacola since 1976. He was an editor for the Pensacola News Journal and a veteran of the US Navy. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Jr. and Waylynne Bell of Shalimar; two daughters, Candice Isiaac of Lakeland and Carol Bell of Tallahassee; two stepbrothers, Emmett Jr. and John Ferrell of Crawfordville; a stepsister, Mavis Young of Leesburg; and two grandchildren. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Crawfordville Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the chapel of the Henderson Funeral home in Crawfordville from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Henderson funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.

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Wayne Bell, a veteran Florida newspaperman, was found dead Thursday at his home in Pensacola. Bell, 57, a section editor with The Pensacola News apparently died of carbon monoxide inhalation, according to the newspaper. A former wire editor at The Tallahassee Democrat, Bell had been in ill health for several months. His body was found by a fellow staff member who was sent to the home when Bell did not report for work or answer his telephone. Escambia County sheriff's officials declined to release information about the death. A native of Wakulla County, Bell was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Florida State University. After graduation from the university he work at the Suwannee Democrat, but most of his career - from 1952 until 1967 - was spent at the Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News, where he worked his way up from reporter to editor and publisher. In 1967, Bell traveled to California to work for a news media syndicate. In 1968, he became managing editor of the Texarkana, Texas, Gazette. From 1969 to 1976 bell was wire editor at the Tallahassee Democrat. He joined the staff of the Pensacola News in 1976 as news editor. In February of this year he was named co-editor of the newspaper's Involvement Section. Bell is survived by four children, two grandchildren, a stepfather, two stepbrothers and a stepsister. Late Thursday, a spokeswoman for Henderson Funeral Home in Crawfordville said the funeral has been tentatively planned for Saturday at 2 p.m., but that arrangements were incomplete.
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WOODVILLE - Mary Lipford Benedict, 87, who retired from Mendelson's Department Store, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at White Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309, or White Primitive Baptist Church, Youth Fund, Woodville, FL 32362. Mrs. Benedict was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary in Panacea and a member of White Primitive Baptist Church. She was an avid camper and a member of Good Sam and Cross Trail camping groups. Survivors include two sons, Charles W. Lipford (and wife Jean) of Woodville and Howell L. Lipford of Monticello; three daughters, Mary Frances Barber (and husband Marvin) of Woodville, Joe Ann Nettles (and husband Leon "Gene") of Crawfordville and Clarice "Recie" Culpepper (and husband Russell) of Havana; a brother, Wilson Lewis (and wife Raye) of Woodville; a sister, Inez Linton of Woodville; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/18/2003.
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Tallahassee - Audrey Marie Morrison Bennett, 71, of Tallahassee, died Friday, January 1, 1993. the service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee 32308; or to the Alzheimer's Resource Center of Tallahassee, P. O. Box 3553, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, 32315. A native of Crawfordville and longtime resident of Tallahassee, she was retired from the state Department of Agriculture after 40 years of employment. She is survived by three daughters, Dodie Bennett and Vicki Beaumont, both of Tallahassee, and Reba Bennett of Jacksonville; a sister, Frances Pou of Jacksonville Beach; and a grandson, James Register of Tallahassee. Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Woodville - Iva Conner Bennett, 83, of Woodville died Saturday, October 17, 1998. The service will be at 3 pm Tuesday at Woodville United Methodist Church, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm Monday at Beggs Funeral Home. A native of Tampa and former resident of Homestead, she had lived in Woodville since 1976. She provided librarian aid at Homestead Elementary School and Woodville community Center. She was a member of Woodville United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, baljean Bennett Walker of Woodville; two sisters, Alda Catoe of Homestead and Marie Peters of Vero Beach; and three grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat October 19, 1998.
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J.D. Bennight, 83, who was of Huntsville, Ala., and retired from NASA, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Holmes Street United Methodist Church in Huntsville, with burial at Valhalla Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST today at Valhalla Funeral Home (256-852-8500). He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Bennight of Huntsville; a son, Jim Bennight of Tallahassee; a grandson, Doug Bennight of Crawfordville; three daughters, Winnette Sandlin of Orange Park, Gay Deacon of Harvest, Ala., and Marcia Keller of Huntsville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/19/2003.
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Kenneth B. Benton, 77 of Sopchoppy died Sunday, August 18, 1991 at Tallahassee Community Hospital. The service was at 3 pm Tuesday, August 20 at Roselawn Cemetery. A native of Calhoun County and resident of Tallahassee for 50 years, he was retired from the state Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the Sopchoppy Lions club and a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Sopchoppy. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles B. Benton. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Savage Benton of Sopchoppy; a son, Jim Benton of Sebring; a daughter, Barbara Holley of Sopchoppy; two brothers, Marlene Benton and Dick Benton, both of Tallahassee; four sisters, Lila Mae Alford of Miami, Dessie Lee Parker of Port St. Joe, Burnell Varnum of Headland, AL, and Margaret Thrash of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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CRAWFORDVILLE Margaret H. "Mrs. B." "Peggy" Bergeron, 79, who was a homemaker and foster mother for 27 years, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Normand H. Bergeron. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32063; the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, FL 32728-6299; or the Diabetes Foundation, 1330 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. She lived in Tallahassee for 15 years before moving to Crawfordville, where she was a resident for 32 years. She was a Presbyterian. She was born in Pawtucket, R.I. She was a member of Friends of the Library and was on the library board in Wakulla County. She was a former member of the Crawfordville Women's Club. Other survivors include a son, George H. Bergeron (and wife Becky) of Crawfordville; three daughters, Margaret Parramore (and husband Paul) of Cairo, Ga. and Elizabeth Armstrong and Debra Lyn Bergeron, both of Crawfordville; a sister, Elizabeth Hagopian of Attleboro, Mass.; eight grandchildren, Travis Bergeron, Jeremy Bergeron, Annette Whitley, Paula White, Jonathan Parramore, Stephen Parramore, Richard Armstong and Sharon Allen; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/17/2002.
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Evelyn Bernice Berry, 75, of Smith Creek died Wednesday October 24, 2001 in Crawfordville. The service will be at 11 am today at Mount Elon Baptist Church in Smith Creek, with burial at smith Creek Community Cemetery. Born in Lakeland, she was a lifelong resident of Smith Creek. She was a homemaker and a member of mount Elon Baptist church. She is survived by a sister, Anna Jean Brinson of smith Creek; two nephews, Wayman Brinson of Smith Creek and Danny Brinson of Tallahassee; and two nieces, Kathy Brinson of Smith Creek and Linda Erdman of Crawfordville. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville). Published in Tallahassee Democrat
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Rachael Davis "Cindy" Berry, 70, of Crawfordville died Thursday, September 7, 2000. the service will be at 2 pm Saturday at Riversink Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm today at Harvey-Young funeral Home in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, she worked for the FL Division of Corporations until her retirement. She attended Riversink Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Waymon Berry of Crawfordville; two sons, John F. Davis and Earl T. Davis of Crawfordville; two stepsons, Billy Berry of Crawfordville and Lloyd Wayne Davis of Pasadena, Calif.; two daughters, Francis Davis Bold of Port Orange and Patricia Davis Roberts of Riverview; three stepdaughters, Linda Barineau of Tallahassee, Noma Jean Bush of Donalsonville, Ga., and Linda B. Jayne of Carmoga, Ill.; three sisters, Annette Strickland and Cora Lee Greene of Crawfordville and Geneva Cain of Winter Park; 14 grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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TAMPA - Kathleen Tucker Bettner, 77, died Thursday, May 30, 2002. The service will be at noon EDT today at Swilley Funeral Home in Tampa (813-932-6157). Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. EDT until the service today at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Aaron Cemetery in Crawfordville. She was born in Aaron, Fla. Survivors include daughters Pamela A. Bettner, Frances B. McCrimmon and Amy K. Fowler; brothers Rufus Tucker Jr. and Dexter Tucker; sisters Rossie Wildern and Mary Eleanor Cabler of Crawfordville; and five grandchildren. Published 3 Jun 2002 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Leonard George Bettner, 84, of Tampa died Monday, April 10 at Lakeshore Villas Health Care Center. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13 at Swilley Funeral Home Chapel in Tampa with Rev. Rapley C. Armstrong officiating. Interment will be at Aaran Cemetery in Crawfordville at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14. A native of LaPorte, IA, he had lived in the Tampa area since 1946 after moving from Tallahassee. He was a sales manager for Cardox Corporation and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Bettner of Tampa; three daughters, Pamela A. Bettner and Amy B. Fowler, both of Tampa, and Frances B. McCrimmon of Wesley Chapel; a sister, Carol Grubbs of Pittsburgh, PA; and five grandchildren, Tina McCrimmon, Tommy McCrimmon and Matt McCrimmon, and Damien Fowler and Katie Fowler. Swilley Funeral Home in Tampa is in charge of arrangements.Published 13 Apr 2000 in the Wakulla News.
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COLUMBUS - Howard Jefferson Bickerstaff, 66, formerly of Panacea, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Columbus Hospice House. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Wynnbrook Baptist Church, with Dr. Brad Hicks officiating. Private entombment will be at Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary on Macon Road in Columbus (706-563- 2372). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909, or a favorite charity. Mr. Bickerstaff was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Columbus to George Hale Bickerstaff and Clotield Bilbro Bickerstaff, who preceded him in death. Mr. Bickerstaff retired as a senior vice president of governmental relations for AFLAC. He served on the Florida Insurance Council's Board of Directors and various committees until his retirement. He was also the recipient of the 1989 Wade E. Holland Jr. Distinguished Award. Mr. Bickerstaff served as chairman of the Industry Advisory Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators and served in various positions until his retirement in 2001. He was an honorary sergeant of arms to the Georgia House Insurance Committee. He was a recipient of the Golden Pigeon Award, given by other government-relations professionals in recognition of outstanding service in the profession. Mr. Bickerstaff was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, a graduate of Clemson University and a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was an amicus curiae of the Supreme Court of Georgia. He received the Liberty Bell Award of the Columbus Bar Association. He was a former lay member of the disciplinary board of the State Bar of Georgia. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Rambo Bickerstaff of Columbus; two sons, Howard Jefferson Bickerstaff Jr. of Columbus and Charles Daniel Bickerstaff (and wife Terri) of Crawfordville; four grandsons, Jacob, Caleb, Luke and Seth; two brothers, George Hale Bickerstaff Jr. of Columbus and Sherwood Bilbro Bickerstaff of Birmingham, Ala. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/6/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Peggy Sue Clarke Biddle, 59, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Biddle. The graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. CDT Friday at Pensacola Memorial Gardens in Pensacola. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177) in Tallahassee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Medical Society Foundation, c/o We Care Network, 1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born Oct. 13, 1945. A native of West Virginia, Peggy had resided in Florida since 1977 and had been local to the Tallahassee area since 1988. Peggy will be greatly missed not only because of the doting parent, grandparent and great-grandparent she was, but also because of the wonderful food she had served for years at Posey's Oyster Bar in St. Marks. Peggy will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Others left to mourn her are a daughter, Kathie Stokes; a son, Jeffrey Clarke; four grandchildren, Bon Clarke, Megan Stokes, Shelby Stokes and Danielle Clarke; a great-granddaughter, Vanessa Clarke; two stepchildren, Kristy and Jeremy Biddle; step-grandchildren; and many friends and other relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/29/2005.
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Eugenia Sutton Bing, 81, died peacefully at her home Thursday, April 12, 2007. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with burial at Elizabeth Seaton Cemetery in Medart. The family will have a reception at the church following the service. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT today, April 17, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road (850-893-4177). A rosary will be said following the visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Eugenia was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Hawthorne, N.Y. After earning an English degree from Fordham University, Eugenia taught on three continents. She also painted, wrote and acted. She married the love of her life, John Grady Bing, in 1970. They moved to Tallahassee in 1984. Eugenia is survived by a sister, Sheila McIntosh; two nephews, Peter and Chris McIntosh; and six great-nephews and -nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. She leaves countless friends to cherish her memory. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/17/2007.
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David M. Bingham Jr., 76, a driver for Proctor Honda Dealership, died Friday, March 19,2004, in Medart. The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. EST today at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. A native of Tallahassee, he was an early pioneer in the sport of spear fishing and skin diving. At one time he speared a grouper that was more than eight-foot long and weighed more than 700 pounds. He spent most of the free moments of his adult life on the waters off St. Marks. Survivors include a son, David M. Bingham III of Boyton Beach; two daughters, Holly B. Powless of Tallahassee and Linda B. Hensley of Crawfordville; and five grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/22/2004.
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Allen Dewey "Sonny" Bishop Jr., 78, who retired from the U.S. Air Force, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lillian Bishop of Wakulla Station. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Oliver Cemetery in Wakulla Station. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Mamaroneck, N.Y., and had been a resident of Crawfordville for 63 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3308 and the Army Air Forces/U.S. Air Force Crash Rescue Boat Association, having served in World War II and Korea. He was a Southern Baptist. Other survivors include a son, Robert Bishop (and wife Diane) of Wakulla Station; four daughters, Wanda Gail Moore, Jan B. Dicks (and husband Jerry) and Lisa F. Bishop, all of Wakulla Station, and Teresa B. Skinner (and husband Fred) of Thomasville, Ga.; a brother, John C. Bishop of Junction City, Kan.; a sister, Frances B. Roberts of Woodville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 3/31/2006 - 4/1/2006.
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Ena "Diane" Harbison Blackburn, 58, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in North Carolina. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lewis Rathbun Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Diane was born in Leesburg and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She was an educator who had taught for 27 years with the Gadsden County School System, and was currently employed as a teacher at Astoria Park Elementary School. Diane was a loving mother and best friends to her two daughters, and "Nonnie" to her two grandsons, whom she loved dearly. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Diane is survived by her two daughters, Misty Cash of Tallahassee and Abby Anderson of Crawfordville; two grandsons, Gavin Kaufmann and Tyler Cash; two brothers, Ron Harbison and Rheb Harbison; a sister, Jeanette Capozelli; her boyfriend, Frank DuMond; and many friends, and colleagues. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/14/2007 - 7/15/2007.
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SYLVANIA - Mrs. Frankie French Blackburn, 92, died March 3 at Sylview Health Care Center. She was born in Wakulla County, Fla., and lived in Sylvania since 1997. She had lived in Savannah most of her life, where she was a member of Taliferro Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a member of Doubleheads Baptist Church in Sylvania. She was the widow of David Hamilton Blackburn. SURVIVORS: four daughters, Joyce B. Maddox of Bloomingdale, Louise B. O'Dell of St. Augustine, Fla., Mary B. O'Quinn of Midway and Hazel B. Loper of Sylvania; two sisters, Jessie F. Gerrell and Nina F. Tharpe, both of Woodville, Fla.; and a daughter-in-law, Robin Blackburn of Jacksonville, Fla. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 9 a.m. today in Doubleheads Baptist Church Cemetery. Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home of Sylvania.The Savannah Morning News electronic version - March 4, 1999
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Mary Louise Corder Blackstock, 82, who was a school teacher, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in Monticello. The service will be at 5 p.m. EST Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A resident of Tallahassee since 1948, she was a dedicated English teacher at Leon High and Florida A&M University for 35 years. She retired in 1995 at the age of 75. Born in Corder, Mo., in 1921, she graduated from Central Methodist College and received her Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University. She is survived by three children, Juel Blackstock of Tallahassee, Walter Blackstock (and wife Cynthia) of Crawfordville and Lillie Bogan of Aptos, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/5/2004.
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Alton Bernard "Nobby" Blair, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006. The Blair Family is planning a summer memorial service at Banner Elk Presbyterian Church in North Carolina. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of North Carolina, he earned degrees at Guilford College and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He faithfully served his country in World War II and was a career military Air Force officer for 30 years. "Nobby" and Margaret Elizabeth "Peg" Van Hoy were married for almost 60 years, until her death in 2005. They had a winter home in New Port Richey and a summer home in Beech Mountain, N.C. Survivors include a son, Michael Blair of California; three daughters, Susan Blair Hollister of Pennsylvania, Margo Blair Payne of Florida and Amy Blair Sweeney of South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Peggy Allen Heaton of North Carolina; and 12 grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/5/2006.
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MONTICELLO - Eustace Sharon Blair Sr., 101, who retired from Seaboard Railroad after 37 years as an agent and telegrapher, died Sunday, July 27, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Blair. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (997-5612), with burial following at 11:30 a.m. EDT at Pine Grove Cemetery in Madison. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice for Jefferson County, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Born in Madison County, he was a former resident of Stillwell, Ga. He had lived in Monticello since 1929. He served two terms as clerk of the court in Jefferson County and was a member of the F&AM Hiram Lodge No. 5 for 78 years, where he was worshipful master five times. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monticello for 73 years and was an active member of the Jefferson County Shrine Club. Other survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Poindexter of Valdosta, Ga., and Mary Kathryn Saliba of Melbourne; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Eustace Sharon Blair Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/29/2003.
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Helen Margaret Blair, 96, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, in Leesburg. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. EST today at Roberts Downtown Chapel in Ocala (352-622-4141, 606 S.W. 2 Ave.). The visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake-Sumter County Hospice, in memory of Rev. Blair , 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. She was born in Florida, Ala., and moved to Ocala from Tallahassee in 1969. The Rev. Blair was ordained in 1950, and was a pastor for 37 years. In 1950, she founded the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Tallahassee. She also was the founder of Mothers Refuge in Tallahassee, for retired mothers. She also founded and pastored the Four Square Church in Belleview. She is survived by two daughters, Marie Schumacher of Summerfield, and Darlene Sale of Tallahassee; and a son, Charles Blair of Leesburg. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/2/2007.
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BAINBRIDGE - James Blair, 67, died Friday, March 18, 2005. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corinth Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Iron City, Ga. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Cox Funeral Home (229-246-4411). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/21/2005.
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MONTICELLO - Mary Louise Woodward Blair, 97, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (997-5612), with burial at 3:30 p.m. EST in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Madison. Family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice Inc., Jefferson County Office, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Brooks County, Ga., on Aug. 15, 1906, to Leonora and William Jackson Woodward. She had been a member of the Monticello First United Methodist Church since the early 1930s and was an active church member, excellent seamstress and a renowned cook. The Camellia Garden Club, school and civic activities were also important to her. She had previously worked for eight years in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court in Jefferson County. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Kathryn Saliba of Melbourne and Evelyn Poindexter of Valdosta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eustace Blair, and her son, Eustace Blair Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/12/2004.
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JASPER - Pearl M. Blair, 93, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Suwannee Valley Nursing Center. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Jasper United Methodist Church, with interment at New Hope Baptist Church. Family received friends Sunday at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home (386-792-2669). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jasper United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1298, Jasper, FL 32052. The Hamilton county native and lifelong resident was born Sept. 5, 1913, to Charlie O. McGhin and Ollie Lewis McGhin. She was a homemaker and a member of Jasper First United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles F. Blair (and wife Marjorie) of Tallahassee, Alton Blair (and wife Caren) of Jasper and Jerry Blair (and wife Luanne) of Live Oak; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Blair was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Blair, and two brothers, Byron and Lyle McGhin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/1/2007.
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PERRY - Rex Charles Blair, 54, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Shirley P. Blair. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday at Burns Funeral Home (850-584-4149). Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/4/2004.
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WOODVILLE - Eugene B. Blankenship, 77, of Woodville died Friday April 8, 1994, in Woodville. The service will be at 2 pm Monday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 pm today at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee. (562-1518). A native of Eufaula, Okla., he had lived in Woodville for 20 years and attended Heritage Assembly of God. He worked in commercial construction. He is survived by three sons, Roger Blankenship, Gay Blankenship and Don Blankenship, all of Woodville; three daughters, Lois Sullenberger and Sandra Morgan, both of Tallahassee; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jane Pelt Revell Blok, 66 a retired secretary for Health and Rehabilitative Services, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Edward Blok of Crawfordville. The service will be at 11 am EDT Wednesday at Harvey Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (92603333), with burial at Pelt Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm EDT Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Crawfordville, she was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She was a Protestant. Other survivors include a son, Rodney Revell (and wife Lisa) of Crawfordville; two brothers, Monty Pelt and Donald Pelt of Crawfordville; and a granddaughter, Samantha Revell of Crawfordville. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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PERRY- William L. "Bill" Blondheim, 83, a retired security guard for Martin Electronics, died on Dec. 9, 2002, in Perry. A graveside service and burial will be held at 3 p.m. EST Saturday at Pisgah Cemetery in Perry. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST. on Friday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel (584-4149). He is survived by two sons, Stanley Blondheim of Akron, Ohio, and Ronnie Blondheim of Mount Dora,; three daughters, Sandy Duggar of Crawfordville, Stella Teets of Akron and Patti Erwin of Perry; one brother, Eugene Blondheim of Akron; 13 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Grace Blondheim ,and her daughter Jackie Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/19/2002 - 12/21/2002
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PANACEA - Roy A. Blyth, 85, of Panacea died Wednesday, April 24, 1996. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A native of Fresno, Calif. He had lived in Panacea since 1985. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Blyth of Panacea; a son, James Blyth of Huntersville, NC; a grandchild, Brenda Allison of Huntersville; and a great-grandchild. (Forbes Funeral Home in Crawfordville, 926-7600.) (Tallahassee Democrat)
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Lyn Cutcliffe Bodiford, 51, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Public Radio WFSU, 1600 Red Barber Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32310 or in honor of her faithful canine friends, Rob and Henry, to Wakulla County Humane Society 1 Oak Street, Crawfordville, FL 32327, or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church - Building Fund, 3609 Coastal Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327 . Lyn lived in Florida for more than 20 years. She graduated from UAB and received her master's degree from Florida State University. Her life's work was dedicated to the welfare of others, first, as a social worker with the state of Alabama, then with the Florida Department of Health and Human Services, and most recently representing the AARP to the Florida Legislature. She is survived by her husband, Royce Bodiford; two stepsons, Bubba Bodiford (and wife Dawn) and Bobby Bodiford; a stepdaughter, Beverly Blocker; six grandchildren, Alexis, Dalton, Ryan, Amanda, Rachel and Emily; her mother, Frances L. Cutcliffe; a sister, Marilyn Sullivan (and husband Bob); two brothers, Paige Cutcliffe (and wife Diane) and David Cutcliffe (and wife Karen); a sister, Buff Easterly (and husband Jay); a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and many loving friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Eugene Cutcliffe and a brother, Ray Cutcliffe. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/26/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Roy Edward Bodiford, 60, a drywall contractor, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Bodiford. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home. He was born in Altha and was a resident of Crawfordville for 18 years. Other survivors include two sons, Keith O'Neal (and wife Kathy) and Roy Deacon Bodiford (and wife Patricia), both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Tammy Wood (and husband James) of Winter Haven and Debi Cockrell (and husband Will) of Lake Wales; two brothers, Royce Bodiford of Crawfordville and Bruce Bodiford of Winter Haven; a sister, Minnie Lea Lee of Blountstown; and five grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/25/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Josephine "Josie" Boheler, 59, a senior word processor for the Florida Department of Agriculture, died Saturday, June 24, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Max Boheler. The service will be at 5 p.m. EDT Saturday at 81 Ridgewood Drive, Crawfordville. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. For more information and directions to the service, visit www.precious-moments-productions.com/Josie/Index.html. Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial account for the Boheler Family, c/o Flag Credit Union, 3115 Conner Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32311-3813. A native of Philadelphia, she had made the Tallahassee area her home since 1992. Other survivors include three daughters, Mary McDonald, Denise Boheler and Kimberly Rigdon; her parents, Joseph and Joan Tagg; three grandchildren, Jessica, Zatana and Sianna; a brother; and four sisters. She will live in the family's hearts forever. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/4/2006.
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Semmie Williams Boland, 89, a hairdresser, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel in Tallahassee (942-2929), with burial at Beth Page Cemetery in Jefferson County. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST today at the funeral home and at the fellowship hall of Cody Pentecostal Church after the funeral service Monday. A native of Jefferson County, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1958. She was a member of Wacissa United Methodist Church but attended Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Toleoa Boland McCoy of Tallahassee; two sons, Robert Lee Davidson and Charlie Moyer, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Richard Williams of Wacissa; a sister, Alliree Walker of Wacissa; and three grandchildren, Alicia McCoy Leggett of Tallahassee, Angel Davidson Sanders of Wakulla County and Kellee Davidson of Tallahassee; and a great-granddaughter, Jordyn Millender of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Little Willie Boland, and a great-grandson, Jason Tyler Davidson Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/28/2003.
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Alan D. Boles, 57, who retired as a market manager for Winn-Dixie, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda J. Boles. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. He retired from Winn-Dixie in 2000 after 37 years of service. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He served his country in the Army National Guard. Other survivors include two daughters, Cassie Bickel (and husband Vince) and Kristy Boles, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Ray Boles (and wife Linda) of St. Marks River; four grandchildren, Colin Vareene, Emilee Bickel, Caleb Vareene and Dalton Bickel; his mother-in-law, Grace K. Patty; two brothers-in-law, Thyson Patty (and wife Kathy) and Jimmy Patty (and wife Jennifer); special friends Paul and Judy Kleynen and Pam Nables; 14 nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lucille Boles. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/20/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Helen Virginia Bolton, no age given, a laborer for El Toro Corp., died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005. The memorial service will be at 7 p.m. EDT today at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-224-2139). She was of Riverside, Calif., and had lived in Crawfordville since July 2004. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Roberts (and husband Kelly) of Crawfordville; three grandchildren, Derrick Roberts (and wife Kenya) of Pembroke Pines and Erika Roberts and Jason Roberts, both of Crawfordville; and a great-grandchild, Kaiya Roberts of Pembroke Pines. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/17/2005.
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SANTA ROSA BEACH - Jesse Rush Bonds, 68, a retired employee of the trucking industry, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at Aaron Cemetery addition in Crawfordville. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He is survived by a daughter, Debra Bonds of Destin; four sons, Richard Bonds and Smack Bonds, both of Sopchoppy, Roger Bonds of Destin and Shannon Bonds of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Emanual Bonds and Elmer Bonds, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/8/2002
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Sally Frances Bondurant, 76, of Crawfordville died Tuesday, September 1, 1992 at the Perry Health Facility. The service will be a 11 AM Thursday at Raker Cemetery in Crawfordville. A native of Claffaqua, NY and resident of Crawfordville for three years, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Clinton P. Bondurant, Sr., of Crawfordville; two sons, Clinton P. Bondurant, Jr. of Germany and Michael F. Bondurant of Atlanta, four daughters, Gayle Mock and Jane Creech, both of Crawfordville, Alice Kelley of Atlanta and Betty Bondurant of Denver; a sister, Betty Hackett of Lancaster, Pa., and 11 grandchildren. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, 926-3333) (Tallahassee Democrat)
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SOPCHOPPY - Glenney B. Bonner, 73, of Sopchoppy, died Sunday August 27, 1989 in Toxey, AL. Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Toxey Baptist Church with interment in the Bonner Memorial Cemetery. A native of Choctaw, AL, he had lived in Sopchoppy for the past 33 years. He served as principal of Sopchoppy High School and Sopchoppy Elementary School. For 18 years and served as Wakulla County's Supervising Principal for four years before his retirement on December 31, 1978. He had 40 years of service as an educator in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. He had been a member of the Sopchoppy First Baptist Church since 1956. He received a B.S. degree from Livingston State Teachers College in Livingston, AL in 1946 and an M.A. degree at the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. In 1947. He served in the US Navy during World War II. Survivors include three sisters, Ruth Dicks, of Butler, AL, and Estelle Bonner and Hilda Speed, both of Gulf Breeze. Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler, AL was in charge of arrangements. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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SOPCHOPPY - Mildred K. Bonner, 82, of Sopchoppy died Tuesday, August 22, 1989 at Wakulla Manor Nursing Home in Medart. The service was at 2 PM Thursday, August 24, at Sopchoppy First Baptist Church, with the burial at 3 pm CDT Friday at Bonner Memorial Cemetery in Toxey, AL. A native of Pennington, AL, she had lived in Sopchoppy since 1956. She was a schoolteacher and a member of the Sopchoppy First Baptist Church. She was survived by her husband, Glenney B. Bonner, of Sopchoppy, who died Sunday, August 27. Other survivors include two sisters, Olivia Burnett of Pennington, AL, and Nellie Britt of Jayken, AL. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Elizabeth M. Booth, 85, a homemaker, died Monday January 21, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Surry Booth of Crawfordville. The service will be at 2 pm Saturday at the Greater Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with burial at Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 to 8 pm Friday at the church. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a member of the Greater Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church. Other survivors include eight sons, Robert Bradshaw of Moss Point, Miss., Jesse Howard Manning of Crawfordville, John Thomas of Sneads, James Lee Arnett and Will Dan Arnett of Sopchoppy, David Lee Arnett of Fort Lauderdale, Henry Ben Arnett of Madison and Johnny Arnett of Tallahassee; two daughters, Dora Mae Webster of Crawfordville and Kathaleen Arnett of Fort Lauderdale; four adopted grandchildren, Jerry Arnett, Danny Arnett and Robert Ash Jr. of Sopchoppy and Veronica Arnett Richardson of Tallahassee; and many grandchildren. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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MIAMI, FL - The service for James Richard Booth Jr., 52, of Miami, who died of natural causes May 30, 1998 will be 1 pm today at Carey, Royal, Ram'n Mortuary in Miami (305-754-0681), with burial at Lincoln Cemetery. He is survived by a son James R. Booth III of Miami; a daughter, Cheryl Booth of Miami; father and stepmother, James R. Booth, Sr. and Ella Booth of Sopchoppy; four brothers, Fred Harvey, Johnny Booth and Wilton Booth, all of Sopchoppy, and Elmer Booth of For Sill, Okla.; two sisters, Jewel W. Milcar of Sopchoppy and Glynie Martin of Atlanta; and three grandchildren. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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SOPCHOPPY - Surry James Booth, 100, a retired logger, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at noon EST Saturday at Greater Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with the Right Rev. Chris A. Burney officiating. Burial will follow at Buckhorn Cemetery. The funeral cortege will assemble at 11:15 a.m. EST Saturday at 19 Bruge Village in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Richardson's Family Funeral Care Inc., 101 E. Fourth Ave. (878-4144), and at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday until the service at the church. He was a native of Sopchoppy and the oldest member of the Greater Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, adopted grandson/caregiver Robert Lee Ash Jr. of Sopchoppy, Blonzie Mills Carter of Tallahassee, Clytia Stevens of Pensacola and Kathleen Arnett of Fort Lauderdale; his stepchildren, Robert Bradshaw (and wife Joan) of Moss Point, Miss., Jesse Hayward Manning (and wife Catherine) of Crawfordville, John D. Thomas of Sneads, James Lee Arnett (and wife Marthia), Will Dan Arnett of Fort Lauderdale, Henry Ben Arnett (and wife Ossie) of Crawfordville, Johnny Arnett of Tallahassee and Dora Mae Webster (and husband Tommy) of Crawfordville; adopted grandchildren, Jerry Arnett of Sopchoppy, Danny Arnett of Crawfordville, Veronica Arnett Richardson of Tallahassee; two nephews, Elder Johnnie B. Ross and James Ross, both of Sopchoppy; and a host of loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Hines and a son, James Booth. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/3/2003.
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Marion Keith Bosenberg, 82, who was the former director of transportation for Leon County Schools, died Sunday, April 11, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Carol Bosenberg. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at the Tallahassee Elks Lodge, with burial at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will recieve friends from 1 p.m. EDT until the service Wednesday at the lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harry-Anna Trust Fund, c/o Tallahassee Elks Lodge, 276 N. Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301, or a favorite charity. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in DeFuniak Springs and was a resident of Tallahassee since 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Tallahassee. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, DeFuniak Springs No. 170 F&AM for 55 years. He became a member of BPOE on Feb. 14, 1959, and was honored with life membership on Feb. 14, 1989. In between those years, he served as an outstanding Elk and as exalted ruler four times. He was the co-chairman of the Bingo Committee and served as the ritual coach. He was named Elk of the Year for 1984-85 and was named Officer of the Year 2000-01. Other survivors include a son, Stan Bosenberg (and wife Nancy) of DeFuniak Springs; three stepsons, Walter Marvin Beard and Gary L. Beard, both of Tallahassee, and Arthur Dale Beard of Tampa; a daughter, Cheryl B. Miles (and husband David) of Tallahassee; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Gail Griner of Crawfordville; two sisters, Ethel Nell Adkinson and Mary Alice Hicks, both of DeFuniak Springs; four grandchildren, Parker and Kelbe Miles of Tallahassee and Brad and Christa Bosenberg, both of DeFuniak Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/13/2004.
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Katie Pauline Raker Bost, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at New Hope Church, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). She was a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Raker Davis (and husband Wendell) of Tallahassee; a son ,John E. Raker (and wife Bonnie) of Tallahassee; six grandchildren, Bryan Clark of Phoenix and Virginia "Liz" Graves, Mary Boyd, Berlin Raker, Candiace Raker and Sherri Raker, all of Tallahassee; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/20/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Henry D. Boudreau, 63, of Crawfordville died Tuesday, December 5, 2000 in Medart. The funeral service was held Saturday, December 9. A native of Waltham, MA. He had lived in Crawfordville for 20 years. He was an aircraft machinist and a US Army veteran. He attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, David and Sandy Boudreau of Crawfordville; devoted friends, Bill Meany and family of Crawfordville; two nephews and one niece, all from Connecticut. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of the arrangements. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Evelyn Bourgeois, 89, of Crawfordville died Thursday, January 22, 1997 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 pm Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home. A native of Staunton, ILL., She had lived in Crawfordville since 1983. She was active in T.O.P.S. and was a member of K.O.P.S. for 25 years. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Tom J. Bourgeois of Crawfordville; two sons, Tom Bourgeois of Tallahassee and Carl Bourgeois of Crawfordville; a daughter, Shirley McCarthy of Sioux Falls, SD; a brother Charlie Sainer of Chicago; two sisters, Marie Jordan of Benld, ILL., and Leona Williams of Collinsville, ILL.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Tom Joseph Bourgeois, 90, who retired as a chief warrant officer-4 U.S. Navy, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005. He is survived by his wife of more than six years, Dorothy Bourgeois. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177). Burial will be at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park with full military honors. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at the funeral home. He was a native of White Castle, La., and a resident of Staunton, Ill., before moving to Tallahassee. Tom retired from the U.S. Navy after more than 30 years of service. Other survivors include a daughter, Shirley McCarthy (and husband P.J.) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two sons, Tom Bourgeois (and wife Mae) of Portsmouth, Va., and Carl Bourgeois (and wife Donna) of Crawfordville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/21/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Marcus James Bouton, 63, who was owner and operator of Quantum Services, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Mary Bouton. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday at Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial at Mitchum Cemetery in Bristol. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey- Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). He was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., and was a U.S. Army veteran. Other survivors include two sons, Jimmy Bouton and Richard Bouton, both of Crawfordville; three brothers, Billy Knight of Hickory, N.C., Wes Knight of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Stan Knight of Philipi, W.Va.; three sisters, Becky Knight of Mill Creek, W.Va., Cheryl Ball of Davis, W.Va., and Cindy Rollins of Philipi; one aunt, Elizabeth Dalton of Bristol; one uncle, John Brewer Jr. of Lascassas, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Pat, Jim and Dorothy. He was preceded in death by his parents, James N. Bouton and Bernadine Stanfil Bouton, and a brother, David Knight. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/17/2006.
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SANDERSON - Nannie Ruth Durrance Evans Bowen, 78, an educator, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Macedonia Church in Glen St. Mary, with burial at Macedonia Cemetery. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home in Macclenny (904-259-2521). Survivors include a brother, Fletcher Durrance of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/25/2004
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MEDART - Annie Hamlin Boykin, 73, of Medart, died Tuesday, March 11, 1980 at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was a native of Leon County and a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member of Panacea First Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons, W. D. "Bob" and Charles E. Boykin of Tallahassee, Vonnell Earl and Billy G. Boykin of Medart, Dewey W. Boykin of Nixon, Texas, and H. B. Boykin of Concord, Calif.; four daughters, Vivian Brady and Mary W. Hartsfield of Panacea, Louise Ashton of Medart and Annie B. Gay of St. Augustine; two stepdaughters, Ruby Lee Blalock and Alberta Wheeler of Tallahassee; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services were Thursday at First Baptist Church of Panacea. Burial followed in Pigott Cemetery in Medart. Culley and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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BRISTOL - Blonza Brown Boykin, 87 who retired from Senior Citizens of Liberty County, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, in Blountstown. The service will be at 11 a.m. E DT Saturday at Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial at Mitchem Cemetery on Hoecake Road in Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (850-627-7677) is handling arrangements. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Boykin and Myra Singletary of Bristol and Mary Alice Bouton of Crawfordville; a sister, Addie Lou Stoutamire of Tallahassee; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Boykin; and her parents, J.T. and Jenny Lawhorn Brown. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/27/2007.
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TALLAHASSEE - Charles E. Boykin Sr., 56, 1526 Proctor St., died Tuesday, Mary 15, 1984 in his home. Services are scheduled for Friday at 2:30 pm in Branch Street Church of God. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. He was a lifelong resident of Leon County and a retired meat cutter. He attended Branch Street Church of God and was a US Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth L. Boykin of Tallahassee; three sons, Charles E. Boykin Jr., of Madison, VA., Bobby C. Boykin of Bloomington, Ill., and Dwayne Boykin of the US Army in Waynesboro, Pa.; a daughter, Elizabeth Earline Whitley of Atlanta; four brothers, Billy Gene and Earl Boykin, both of Panacea, H. B. Boykin of Concord, Calif., and Dewey Boykin of Nixon, Texas; six sisters, Mary Hartsfield, Vivian Brady and Alberta Wheeler, all of Panacea, Ann Gay of St. Augustine, Louise Ashton of New York, and Ruby Blalock of Tallahassee; and 10 grandchildren. Culley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Tallahassee Democrat).
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Ernestine Sessions Boykin, 64, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Boykin. The memorial service will be at 6 p.m. EDT Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (893-4177). Visitation will follow the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. She and her husband were the former owners of J.V.C. Pest Control. She was formerly employed by Florida State University, the City of Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department and as a medical transcriptionist by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was actively involved with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Community Youth Sports. She was a volunteer wedding planner for many couples in the area. A member of Northwoods Baptist Church, she was the chairman of the Flower Committee. She also worked with Girls in Action. Other survivors include a son, John Boykin (and wife Susie) of Hawaii; two daughters, Wendy Wilson (and husband Courtney) of Miami; and Loclyn Anderson (and husband Jim) of Tallahassee; a brother, Barnard Sessions (and his friend, Latrell Day) of St. Marks; and seven grandchildren, Adam Wilson, Erin Wilson, Shane Wilson, Lucas Wilson, Jasmine Boykin, Jada Boykin and Ashlyn Anderson. She was preceded in death by another son, Jeff Boykin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/23/2003 - 7/24/2003.
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Jeffrey William Boykin, 17, 1303 Ocala Road, died Sunday in Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center as the result of a car accident. Services are scheduled for 3 pm Wednesday in University Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow in MeadowWood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Culley & Sons Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm today. He was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee and a senior at Godby High School. He was a member of the University Heights Baptist Church, the J. Edwin Larson Demolay Chapter and the Godby High School FAA and DCT clubs. Survivors include his parents, Tommy and Ernestine Boykin of Tallahassee; two sisters, Wendy Boykin of Gainesville and Loclyn Boykin of Tallahassee; one brother John Boykin of Tallahassee; and his grandparents, Ola and Etaw Sessions of St. Marks and Annie Boykin of Tallahassee. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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MEDART - Vonnell Earl "Preacher" Boykin, 48, of Medart, died Wednesday, August 24, 1988 at home. The service will be at 1 pm Saturday at Pigott Cemetery in Medart. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm tonight at Henderson-Guerry Funeral Home chapel in Crawfordville. A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, he was self-employed in construction work. Survivors include his son, Eddie Boykin of South Dakota; six sisters, Vivian Brady, Mary Hartsfield and Alberta Wheeler, all of Panacea, Ruby Blalock of Tallahassee, Louise Ashton of Troy, NY and Ann Gay of St. Augustine; and three brothers, Dewey Boykin of St. Augustine, Billy Boykin of Panacea and H. B. Boykin of Concord, Calif. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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WOODVILLE - Wilbur D. Boykin, 57, of 3641 Woodville Highway, died Sunday, May 8, 1983 at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 pm today in Friendship Cemetery in Wakulla. Burial will follow. He was a lifelong resident of the Woodville area. He was a Protestant and a US Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include one daughter, Marie Boykin of Tallahassee; five brothers, Charles E. Boykin, Sr. of Tallahassee; Billy Gene Boykin, and Earl Boykin both of Panacea, H. B. Boykin of Calif., and Dewey Boykin of Texas; six sisters, Mary Hartsfield, Vivian Brady, and Alberta Wheeler all of Panacea, Ann Gay of St. Augustine, Louise Ashton of New York, and Ruby Blalock of Tallahassee. Culley & Sons Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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CRAWFORDVILLE - John Brooks Boyle Jr., 90, an electrician, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, in Medart. The service will be at noon EDT Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Medart, with burial at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333). He was an Army/Air Force veteran of World War II. He was born in Baltimore and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 2001. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He is survived by a daughter, Dana B. Bourassa of Appleton, Wis.; a sister, Elizabeth Easton; three grandsons, Joseph C. Foster, Rory John Brooks Foster and Brian Michael Foster; and two nephews, Gene and Joe Charbonneau. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lucille C. Boyle. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/16/2005.
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HAVANA - Sarah H. Boynton, 98, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, in Monticello. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church, with burial at Shelfer Cemetery. Family will receive friends after the service at the church. Charles McClellan Funeral Home of Quincy (850-627-7677) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church organ fund, 202 E. 9th Ave., Havana, FL 32333. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Boynton (and wife Barbara) of Crawfordville and Bubba Boynton (and wife Genny) of Havana; two daughters, Sarah Ross Helgason of Iceland and Denise Horne (and husband Jimmy) of Tallahassee; a daughter-in-law, Dot Boynton of Tallahassee, the widow of Jack Boynton; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John O. Boynton Sr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/25/2005.
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Mary M. Bradham, 91, a domestic worker, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in the Moody Community of Wakulla, with burial at Springhill Association Cemetery. Strong and Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was born in Climax, Ga., and lived most of her life in the Moody Community of Wakulla. She was a member of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Mary leaves to cherish her precious memory, devoted and special caregivers, Kevin and Cindy Kelly; five daughters, devoted caregiver Mary Yant of Wakulla, Sena Gavin (and husband Henry), Sallie Hill (and husband Benny), Jan Collins (and husband Leroy) and Johnnie Bradham, all of Tallahassee; two sons, Joe Bradham of Tallahassee and Wilbur Bradham (and wife Benita) of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Lillie Bradham; a son-in-law, Tom Kelly Sr.; 50 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/20/2005.
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Crawfordville - Richard Ervin Bradham, 49, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home chapel (224-2139), with burial at Springhill Association Cemetery in Crawfordville. He is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Bivens (and husband Lamar) and Loretta Bradham (and husband Earnest), both of Tallahassee; two sons, Richard Bradham Jr. (and wife Ja mia) and Eric Bradham, both of Tallahassee; his mother, Mary Bradham of Wakulla; three brothers, Willie Bradham (and wife Lillie), Joe Bradham of Tallahassee and Wilbur Bradham (and wife Bonita) of Augusta, Ga.; five sisters, Mary Yant and Sena Gavin (and husband Henry), both of Wakulla and Sallie Hill (and husband Benny), Jan Collins (and husband Leroy) and Johnnie Bradham, all of Tallahassee; an aunt, Sena Smith of Tallahassee; 13 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/2/2003.
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Willie Allen Bradham, 66, who had retired as a machine operator for Blount Plumbing, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Frazier Bradham. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in the Moody Community in Wakulla, with the Rev. Ernest Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill Association Cemetery in Wakulla. The funeral cortege will assemble at 12:15 p.m. EDT Saturday at 4025 Bishop Road. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Richardson's Family Funeral Care, 101 E. Fourth Ave., in Tallahassee (878-4144 orwww.richardsons-funeralcare.com)and on Saturday from noon until the service at the church. He was a native of Tallahassee and a member of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Other survivors include his mother, Mary Bradham of Wakulla; two sons, Thomas Bradham (and wife Lettie) and Cedrick Frazier Bradham (and wife Nicole); five daughters, Emma Bradmam-Hicks, Catina Gosby-Bradham, Myra Bradham and Samantha Bradham, all of Tallahassee, and Carol Cone of Orlando; five sisters, Mary Yant and Sena Gavin (and husband Henry), both of Wakulla, Sallie Hill (and husband Benny), Jan Collins (and husband Leroy) and Johnnie Bradham, all of Tallahassee; two brothers, Joe Bradham of Tallahassee and Wilbur Bradham (and wife Bonita) of Huntsville, Ala.; his mother-in-law, Frances Frazier of Lamont; a loving aunt, Sena Smith of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; 10 brothers-in-law; four caretakers, Angie Oliver, Eunice Love, Natasha Reddick and Pauline Savage; a special family, the Love family; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/2/2003.
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NORTH SAWDUST - Annette Sullivan Bradley, 88, a retired accountant for the Gadsden County School Board, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, M.A. Bradley. The service will be at 3:30 p.m. EST Monday at Woodland Presbyterian Church in Sawdust Community, with burial at William Edwards Cemetery in North Sawdust. Family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. EST today at McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (627-1111). She was a lifelong resident of Sawdust. She was a charter member of the Woodland Presbyterian Church and was the second person married there 57 years ago. Other survivors include three nephews, Jeff and Albert Sullivan, both of Sawdust, and Sammy Sullivan of Smith Creek Community; and three nieces, Diane Bruce and Beth Alday, both of North Sawdust and Lynn Miller of Havana. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/9/2003.
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Clydine Brown Bradley, 78, a native of Sanborn, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at her home in Chattahoochee. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Highway 90 E. in Chattahoochee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sopchoppy High School Restoration Fund, c/o Callie Quigg, 60 Mathers Farm Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Chattahoochee (850-663-4343) is handling arrangements. She was a loving mother, homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Chattahoochee. She was also a past president and member of the Chattahoochee Women's Club and a 1946 graduate of Leon High School in Tallahassee. She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Ann Morrison (and husband Bob) of Rockaway, N.J., and Kimberly Finch of Chattahoochee; a son, Tom Bradley (and wife Marie) of Chattahoochee; two sisters, Clarice Martocci (and husband Sal) and Priscilla Ham (and husband Tommy), both of Tallahassee; a brother, John Floyd Brown (and wife Alaska) of Smith Creek; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/4/2007.
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Charles R. Bradshaw, age 69, died March 11, 1972 at Gainesville Veterans' Hospital. Member of Shady Sea Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Bradshaw, one son, Jimmie Sarvis of NY; one brother, J. D. Bradshaw of Spring Creek; 4 sisters, Mrs. Corine Porter, Mrs. Hazel Smith both of Spring Creek, Mrs. Willowdean Oliver, Wakulla; and Mrs. Judy Poston of Jacksonville and one stepdaughter; Mrs. Leola Stevens of Spring Creek. He is buried in Debbie Nell Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge. (Wakulla News)
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SOPCHOPPY - Evelyn Bradshaw, 46, of Sopchoppy died Thursday, January 9, 1997. The service will be at 1 pm Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. A native of Greenpoint, she was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy. She is survived by a son, Paul Bradshaw of Wakulla County; two daughters, Brenda Donaldson and Ebony Bradshaw, both of Wakulla; her mother, Helen Thomas of Labelle; her father and stepmother, Robert and Joan Bradshaw of Moss Point, Miss.; two brothers, Eric Bradshaw and Roderick Bradshaw, both of Moss Point; a sister, Jovona Bradshaw of Moss Point; her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Booth of Wakulla; her maternal stepgrandfather, Surry Booth of Wakulla; and two grandchildren. (Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee, 224-2139. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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TALLAHASSEE - Mattie Matthews Bradshaw, 99, of Tallahassee died Thursday, July 3, 1996. The service was held Friday at Oakland Cemetery. A native of Coffee County, AL, she was a longtime resident of Tallahassee, and was a charter member of Timberlane Church of Christ. She is survived by a son, Jack Matthews of Colorado; three daughters, Grace Ouzts of Crawfordville, Mattie Bell Moss of Winter Haven and Ruth Dannelly of Tallahassee; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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Toby James Bradsher, 66, died Thursday, June 29, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Flowers Funeral Home (252-438-4717) in Henderson, N.C., with burial at Cokesbury United Methodist Church cemetery. The Rev. Frank Sossaman will officiate. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Born in Henderson, he was the son of the late Newbern John and Delphia Pearce Bradsher. Survivors include a son, Michael Wayne Bradsher of Crawfordville; a brother, Curtis Wayne Bradsher of Laurel, Md.; the former wife of his son, Toby Jr., Debbie Robinson of Henderson; four grandchildren; and the widow of Toby Jr., Norma Bradsher. He was preceded in death by his first son, Toby Bradsher Jr., and a brother, John Michael Bradsher. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/2/2006.
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Semmie Donaldson Bradwell, 67, a nurse for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, died Friday, July 25, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Walker Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139). A resident of Tallahassee, she lived in Florida for the past 48 years. She was a member of St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church, the Order of Calanthes of Pride of Tallahassee, Capital City Garden Club, the Zinnia Garden Circle, the Old West Florida Primitive Baptist Nurse Guild and the Wakulla County Mother's Union. She received her education in the Wakulla County public schools and Florida A&M University. She later enrolled in the Lincoln Vocational School for Nurses and was a part of the first graduating class for Black Licensed Practical Nurses. This was the first LPN vocational program of this type offered in Florida for black women. It was under the direction of the late Millicent Holifield. Soon after, she embarked on a very long and wonderful nursing career that spanned over 37 years. During her tenure as a nurse at the FAMU hospital, she discovered her passion was working in labor and delivery. After the FAMU hospital closed, she worked for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in labor and delivery. She assisted in the delivery of many generations of new lives introduced into this world. In 1989 she received the Tallahassee Family Practice Residency Staff Award for outstanding cooperation and support in patient care. After her retirement in March of 1995, she dedicated her life to her grandchildren and several organizations and was an avid Rattler fan. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Willie Taylor Bradwell of Tallahassee and Hollis Terry Bradwell of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Gayla Bradwell Sanders (and husband Bert) of Tallahassee; a stepdaughter, Mary L. Dixie of Tallahassee; five grandchildren, Jarred Sanders, Jasmyn Sanders, Latarsha Bradwell and Marlon Bradwell, all of Tallahassee, and Gabriel Bradwell of Fresno, Calif.; two brothers, Alton E. Farmer (and wife Earline) of Crawfordville and Arthur Jackson of Spring Lake, N.C.; a devoted niece and caregiver, Maude Jackson; a devoted cousin, Mae F. Williams; and a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/31/2003 - 8/1/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jesse W. Brady, 67, a retired military officer (SFC), died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Brady. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Other survivors include two sons, Doug Brady of Tallahassee and Kevin Milhollin of Crawfordville; four daughters, Hazel Brady of Tennessee, Julie Burns of Tallahassee, Vera Giddens of Tallahassee and Renee Giddens of Woodville; two brothers, Ronnie Brady of Colorado and Randall King of Alabama; two sisters, Louise Henard of Panama City and Annie Bennitt of Woodville; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/9/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jessie Frank Branch, age 89, of Crawfordville, FL. Funeral Services will be held today, May 18, at 4 pm at the Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Colquitt, Georgia, with the Rev., David Eversole officiating. He is survived by his wife: Minnie of Crawfordville; 4 sons: Okley Branch of Ocala, Otis Branch of brook Haven, Miss., Obie Branch of Fitzgerald, GA., and Thomas Branch of Crawfordville, FL; 2 daughters; Mrs. Mary Jenkins of Colquitt, GA; and Mrs. Annie Waldon of Albany, New York; 3 brothers; Paul and Jack Branch, both of Fitzgerald, GA; and R. L. Branch of Madison, FL; 1 sister; Mrs. Hester Meeks of Fitzgerald, GA; 26 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. Henderson Funeral Home of Crawfordville in charge of arrangements. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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TALLAHASSEE - Kimberly Ann Branch, 26, of Tallahassee died October 12, 2001. The service will be at 11 am Saturday at Lakewood Baptist Church. A native of Cambridge, Ohio, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1989. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Branch of Tallahassee; her parents, Harold and Christine Hamilton of Tallahassee; and three brothers, Mike Hamilton, Robert Hamilton and James Hamilton of Tallahassee. (Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel, 877-8191.) (Tallahassee Democrat)
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Thomas Jefferson Branch Sr., 67, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177) is handling arrangements. Thomas was a longtime resident of the Tallahassee area. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by four sons, David Branch of Tallahassee, Thomas Jefferson Branch Jr. of Ladson, S.C., Jerry Branch of Tallahassee and Mark Branch of Wakulla County; one brother, Obie Branch of Nashville, Ga.; and five grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/7/2007.
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George Cravey Brand Jr., 67, a longtime law enforcement officer and Florida State University Seminole Boosters parking and concessions manager, died October 29, 2007, at the Margaret Dozier Hospice House from respiratory complications. He had just celebrated his 67th birthday on Oct. 20, with his wife, Letitia Simmons Earp Brand and family. The graveside service with full military honors will be held at 4 p.m. EDT Thursday, November 1, 2007, at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Mike Grant at 594 Frank Shaw Road in Tallahassee. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice at 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the Leon High School Foundation at P.O. Box 15963, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Bevis Funeral Home is handling arrangements (850-385-2193). A versatile man with a zest for life, George had a varied career, beginning with pruning and caring for trees. Tallahassee artist, Claribel Jett painted his portrait as payment for the removal of eight trees at her Betton Hills home. "He called himself the king of parking" said friend and former Florida National Guard colleague, Palmer Williams, Tallahassee Attorney. "He'd always say 'and I do wienies on the side.'" "George was a problem solver," said Sanford Lovingood, chief financial officer for the Seminole Boosters. "I never got a phone call complaining about him. He could diffuse arguments among people who might get upset over parking or other tense situations." Williams was the sergeant for the Florida National Guard unit led by his friend. George was commander of the National Guards Company A, 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry Brigade, the same group that served in Iraq. "George was a skilled and practical leader but he also cared about his men," Williams said. George not only allowed his company to enjoy a luau every summer, he invited city and county officials to join them for the festive event. A native Tallahasseean, George was the son of Louise Cureton Brand and George Cravey Brand Sr. He attended Caroline Brevard Elementary school and graduated from Leon High school with the Class of 1958. He studied law enforcement at Florida State University where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He graduated in March 1974 from the FBI National Academy's 96th session. He taught briefly at North Florida Community College in Madison. George loved to cook and he loved to eat. He wrote poetry for his friend's weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. He grew up singing in the East Hill Baptist Church choir and later sang, "The Lord's Prayer" at marriage ceremonies. George spent 15 years with the Tallahassee Police Department, the Sheriff's Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement before leaving the profession in 1981. As a homicide detective with the Sheriff's Department, he investigated the rapist and serial killer Ted Bundy, one of the country's most notorious criminals. In the fall of 1967, while an investigator for the State Attorney's office in Leon County, he was the first person awarded a Law Enforcement certificate through the Tallahassee Community College (then known as the Tallahassee Junior College) Law Enforcement Program. Ken Katsaris, Sheriff at the time, made the presentation. George began working for the Tallahassee Police Department in 1966 and enrolled in the Community College Program in the fall. After leaving the profession, he established his own security company and provided protection for FSU students on campus. George was active with the Boy Scouts, a former president of the Lion's Club and a member of the Tallahassee Cotillion Club and Loyal Order of the Moose in Panacea. He helped start the 4th of July parade at Alligator Point, a decade or so ago. In addition to his wife, Letitia, and his daughter, Sarah Grant, George is survived by two sons, Palmer Brand (and Brenda) and Bert Earp (and Christine), and a daughter, Dawn Brand, all of Tallahassee; one brother, David Brand (and Vickie) of Tallahassee; and six grandchildren, Megan Brand, Ryan Brand, Ramsay Grant, Michael Grant, George Grant and Thomas Earp, all of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 10/30/2007 - 11/1/2007.
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SOPCHOPPY - Kasey Lynn Brannan, 20, who was employed by Hardee's in Crawfordville, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in Cook County, Ga. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. She was born in Tallahassee and was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Kit and Pete Griggs of Sopchoppy; her father, Leonard Brannan of Carrabelle; a son, Kamien Shane Griggs of Sopchoppy; two brothers, Kevin Cruse of Chicago and Joey Raker of Crawfordville; a sister, Jessica Hicks of Cleveland, Tenn.; and her maternal grandparents, Virginia Cruse of Grand Bay, Ala., and Joe Cruse of Panacea. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/20/2005
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Katherine Eudora Brantley, 67, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002. She is survived by her fiance, Glenn Masimore. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Panacea Community Cemetery in Panacea. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. EST at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428, or American Cancer Society, East Gadsen Unit, P.O. Box 563, Quincy, FL 32353. She was a native of Paducah, Ky., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1997. She was a volunteer with the Lighthouse Children's Home and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Other survivors include four sons, David Brantley of Crawfordville, Stephen Brantley of Lake Butler, and Michael Brantley and Douglas Brantley, both of Vallejo, Calif.; four daughters, Dianna Barron of Crawfordville, Alma Noonkester and Katrina Brantley, both of Bay Town, Texas., and Darlene Burgess of Blueridge, Ga.; five brothers, Billy Gilbert, Michael Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert all of Paducah and Jackie Bilbert of Kevil, Ky.; two sisters, Hannah Williams of Ledbetter, Ky., and Francis Adams of Paducah; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/3/2003.
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TALLAHASSEE - Charles Hill "Bud" Braswell, 81, of Tallahassee died Sunday, March 12, 1995. The service will be at 2 PM Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM today at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). A native of Wakulla County, he was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. He was a retired custodian and night watchman for the state of Florida. He was a disabled Army veteran, a member of the Disabled American Veterans Tallahassee chapter, and a member of Seminole Baptist Church. He is survived by a brother, Woodrow Braswell of Tallahassee; a sister, Nellie Hirt of Tallahassee; and nine nieces and nephews. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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SHELL POINT - Clarence Lamar Braswell, age 72, of Shell Point, Wakulla County. Funeral services will be h eld at the Whiddon Lake Primitive Baptist Church, 2 pm, Friday, January 9t with the Elder Emmett Whaley officiating. Culley and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include: a sister, Fannie B. Terry, Bradenton, FL and several nieces and nephews. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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MADISON - Gay Nell Braswell, 75, died Friday, July 14, 2006. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel (850-973-2258). Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 4730 SW County Road 360, Madison, FL 32340, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Gay Nell was born on Aug. 5, 1930, in Bay Minnette, Ala., the daughter of the late Walter Hammac and Minnie Nixon Hammac. She lived in Jefferson County before moving to Madison 28 years ago. Before becoming a homemaker, she was one of Madison's best know caterers and food service entrepreneurs. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord, and her Christian influence was evident in her everyday life. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison for 12 years before moving her membership to Hopewell Baptist Church in Madison. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dave Braswell; a son, Sammy Rutherford (and Jackie) of Monticello; four daughters, Shirley Quinn (and Jack) of Crawfordville, Lisa Riley of Madison, Lucinda Roberts (and Ken) of Miami and Mary Donna Pippin of Madison; a sister, Joyce Merrill (and Henry) of Lakeland. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She had many nieces and nephews who looked up to her as a special aunt and friend. She was preceded in death by a son, Terrill Dennis Rutherford. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/16/2006.
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Merida H. Braswell, 66, a native of Wakulla County who had resided here for the last quarter of a century, died March 19, 1949, at the Tallahassee Memorial hospital early last night. Braswell had been seriously ill since last Thursday when he was stricken shortly before noon. He was rushed to the hospital. Funeral services will be held in the Culley Funeral Home Monday at 3 PM and burial will be in the Whiddon Lake cemetery in Wakulla County. Rev. H. C. Meador, pastor of the Lakeview Baptist church here, will be in charge. Braswell was a member of the Whiddon Lake Primitive Baptist church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Zola Braswell of 1315 North Bronough Street and 3 sons and 3 daughters, all of Tallahassee. They are: Charles H., G. W. and John W., Mrs. C. E. Seever, Mrs. M. B. Hirt and Mrs. E. J. Hatcher. There also are nine grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Braswell's nephews, Jack Eubanks, George Eubanks, Emmett Eubanks, Elbert Eubanks, Ernest Eubanks, Morris Eubanks and Clifton Roddenberry.
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ST. MARKS - Henry T. Bray, 83, a Realtor, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Mary Katherine Bray. A service is being planned. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Woodville (421-2333). Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064. He was born in Lauderdale, Tenn., and was a resident of St. Marks since 1978 after moving from Atlanta. He was a Methodist. Other survivors include a son, Jim Bray (and wife Carol) of Atlanta; a daughter, Elaine Bray of Woodville; and three sisters, Eloise Simmons of Batesville, Miss., and Geraldine Craig and Magnolia Wells, both of Memphis, Tenn. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/9/2004.
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R-Lene K. Brewer, the former owner and operator of Angusburger International Restaurant, died Friday, March 21, 2003. The eulogy will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with graveside service at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Monday at the funeral home. She lived in Tallahassee for 37 years and was of the Episcopal faith. She volunteered at Shadeville Elementary School. She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Armour (and husband Fred) of Crawfordville; two brothers, Alvin Knotts of Nashville, Tenn., and James Knotts of Flomation, Ala.; three sisters, Florine Rasch of Florence, Ala., Vermey Lee Greene of Russellville, Ala., and Lucille Spencer of Gilmer, Texas; three grandchildren, Leah Noel Goodwin Chris A. Armour and Bruce Brewer; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Brewer; a son, Bruce H. Brewer; and a brother, Cecil Morris Knotts. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/23/2003.
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Dianne Lynn Brim, 60, died Sunday, August 19, 2007, at Margaret Dozier Hospice House. She is survived by her husband, Barry Brim. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home Chapel (850-385-2193), with interment at MeadowWood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. till the service time at the funeral home. A native of Minneapolis, she moved to Tallahassee from Decatur, Ala. in 1978. Mrs. Brim retired as a senior consumer compaint analyst with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. Other survivors include two daughters, Annette Hoover (and husband Donnie) of Tallahassee and Jennifer Gower (and husband Kurtis) of Crawfordville; two sons, Robert Day (and wife Dania) and Michael Day (and Pwife Christine), both of Tallahassee; a brother, Bill Toben of Dothan; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/21/2007.
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SOPCHOPPY - Patricia Janese Brinkley, 20, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. The service will be at noon EST Saturday at Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Viewing will be from 3 to 7 p.m. EST today at the church. Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy (850-627-3700) is handling arrangements. Survivors include a daughter, Jania J. Brinkley; her mother, Valarie Bradshaw; her father, John Paul Brinkley; her stepmother, Patricia Brinkley; her stepfather, Paul Bradshaw; three sisters, Tonjulla Bradham, Sabrinie Brinkley and Paula S. Brinkley; and her grandmothers, Josephine Scott and Frances Brinkley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/19/2007.
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PANACEA - Lee Brobst, 92, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, in Medart. A private service is being planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Levitsburg, Ohio, on Nov. 2, 1912, and moved to Englewood in 1947. He owned a hardware store in Port Charlotte and retired in 1967. Lee and his wife of 60 years, Christina, moved to Panacea in 1983. As a young man, Lee was a gifted athlete in all sports. He was an exceptional baseball player and an avid fisherman. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Van Orsdale of Ohio; two sons, Gerald of Pine Island and Ronald of Panacea; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/29/2005.
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SHADY GROVE - Sgt. Lance Nathaniel Roy Brock, 22, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, while stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Sanders Cemetery in Curtis Mills. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). He was born in Dothan, Ala. He served a tour of duty in Iraq and was a gunner on Humvee. He is survived by his father, Allan Brock of Marianna; his mother, Rhonda Branch (and stepfather Mark) of Shady Grove; a brother, Ethan Walker Branch of Shady Grove; three sisters, Sheyenne Branch of Shady Grove, Kayla Marie Brock of Marianna and Diana Christine Terry (and husband David) of Blountstown; his maternal grandparents, Nathaniel Walker Sanders and Tillie Lee Sanders of Sopchoppy; his paternal grandfather, Leroy Brock of Marianna; his stepgrandparents, Mark and Myra Shriver of Grand Ridge and Ethan and Rita Branch of Grand Ridge; his aunts and uncles, Reggie Sanders, Karen Sanders, Ileen and Chris Hudgins, Elain and David Birdge and Andy and Debbie Jackson Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/7/2006.
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MONTICELLO - Davida Devine Brooks, 19, a domestic worker, died Sept. 11, 2004, in Jefferson County. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel in Tallahassee (850-942-2929). She had lived in Monticello for one and a half years, coming from Crawfordville and Tallahassee. She attended Bible Heritage Church in Monticello. Davida is survived by her mother, Telisa Brooks of Tallahassee; her father, David Lawrence of Monticello; two sisters, Angela Boykin of Crawfordville and Dana Kay Fussell of Dublin, Ga.; two nieces, Kaitlyn Boykin and Destiny Fussell; her grandmother, Janette Brooks; a half-brother, Joshua Lawrence of Houston; her stepfather, Mark Whitehead of Crawfordville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Albert Brooks. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/24/2005.
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GAINESVILLE - Harriett Burch Brooks, 82, a nurse, died Sunday Sept. 10, 2006. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Citrus County Unit, P.O. Box 1902, Inverness, Fl. 34451, or call (800) 227-2345. Born May 24, 1924, in DeLand, she was the daughter of William A. Burch and Mary Cadwadler Burch. She earned her nursing degree from Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and her public-health degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She started her nursing career at Lykes Memorial Hospital in Brooksville. She also was the county nurse for the Citrus County Health Department and as Director of Nurses for the Leon County Health Department. She worked for Health and Rehabilitative Services before retiring. She moved to Gainesville from Brooksville in 2001. She was a strong advocate of public health and geriatric care. She was a member of Eden Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Owens (and John) of Sopchoppy and Susan Brooks Gair (and Bill) of Gainesville; a sister, Marion Knapp of DeBary; four grandchildren, Lyndsey Marie Gair and Lauren Nicole Gair, both of Gainesville, Wendy Louise Porto of East Ridge, Tenn., and Kathy Porto Veal of Ringgold, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Earl Brooks, who died Feb. 5, 2000. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/16/2006.
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MONTICELLO - Telisa Lucile Brooks, 47, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006. The service of rememberance will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929) in Tallahassee. She was a lifelong resident of Leon and Jefferson counties. She is survived by her mother, Francis J. Brooks of Woodville; two daughters, Angela E. Boykin (and husband Chris) of Crawfordville and Dana K. Fussell of Dublin, Ga.; two brothers, Johnny Brooks and Steve Brooks (and wife Terry); three sisters, Jessie Turner (and husband Ted), Sharon Olson (and husband Allen) and Cleo Broach; and four grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Destiny, Trafton and Terry. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/24/2006.
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Havana - Nellie Bell Lambert Broome, 91, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. She is survived by her husband, E. Bransom Broome. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT today at Concordia Baptist Church in Concord, with burial at Concord Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted to pattgarrett@comcast.net or PSpe807197@aol.com. McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (850-627-1111) is handling arrangements. Survivors include two daughters, Pat Petty Garrett (and husband Art) of Panama City and Ruth Lambert Spencer (and husband Platt) of Havana; a sister, Virginia "Jenks" Shawof San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Carl and Durwood Bell, both of Concord; five grandchildren, Jimmy "Randy" Petty (and wife Sherry) of Panama City, Michael Petty and Sharon Moore, both of Havana, Jeffrey Petty of St. Marks and Ashley Broome of Quincy; five great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Whigham of Havana, Jeremy Moore of Tallahassee, Josh Petty and Amy Petty, both of Panama City, and Chris Carraway of Monterey, Calif.; two-great-great-granddaughters, Phoenix and Zoe Carraway of Monterey; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by a husband, Austin Lambert, and a stepson, Joel Broome. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/24/2004 - 8/25/2004.
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Alisia Serenity Brown, the infant daughter of Brittany Williams of Crawfordville and Leroy Brown Jr. of Tallahassee, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Mount Olive No. 1 Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Crawfordville. Clary's Funeral Home in Havana (850-539- 7733) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Alisa Johnson of Crawfordville and Roger Williams of Tallahassee, and her paternal grandparents, Vanessa and Leroy Brown Sr. of Georgia. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/16/2006.
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Clyde L. "Charlie" Brown, 68, died Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at the Margaret Dozier Hospice House The service will be at 6 p.m. EDT Friday, September 7, at Bevis Funeral Home Tallahassee (385-2193, www.bevisfh.com). Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Adel, Georgia, he had lived in Tallahassee for many years before moving to Crawfordville in 1972. He retired from Specialty Contractors after more than 43 years of service. Mr. Brown served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He was formerly a member of Haywood Cates Baptist Church in Tallahassee and was a member of Medart Assembly of God Church. Survivors include two daughters, Denise Oaks Satterwhite (and husband Ben) of Monticello and Tina Brown Rose (and fiance Kenny Adams) of Crawfordville; a sister, Sharon (Sherry) Brown Thursby of Tallahassee; a brother, Donald Brown (and wife Barbara) of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, Christopher Clyde Oaks, Chad Michael Oaks and P.J. Rose; and the mother of his children and former wife, Lee Brown; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/6/2007.
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George Brown, 81, who retired as a maintenance worker for Brevard County Public Works, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2005, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at St. Phillip Cemetery in Tallahassee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived a brother, James Brown; two sisters, Rutha Mae Harris and Verneda Thompson; a sister-in-law, Gail Brown; and a devoted nephew, Harry Brown. All are of Tallahassee. Other survivors include a host of other nephews and nieces and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/26/2005.
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J. L. Brown, 73, a certified general contractor, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Thomasville, Ga. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel in Tallahassee (850-893-4177). A native of Sylvester, Ga., he had lived in Thomasville and made Tallahassee his home in 1950. He was a World War II Army veteran and a Mason. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Margaret R. Brown; five sons, Randle Brown (and wife Judy) and Wayne Brown, both of Crawfordville, Richard Brown (and wife Cathy) of Thomasville and Russell Brown (and wife Taryn) and Robert Brown (and wife Meredith), both of Tallahassee; two daughters, Shirley Willis of Pavo, Ga., and Lynette Hill of Lee; three sisters, Grace Payne of Tallahassee, Ellen Long of Boston, Ga., and Margie Shiver of Pine Park, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/6/2004.
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Joann Gresham Brown, 68, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2007. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Joel Alvis, officiating. Ingram Funeral Home (770-887-2388) in Cumming, Ga., handled arrangements. She was the daughter of Alton Gresham and the former Connie Mann. She was born in Mobile, Ala., and with her father, who was a career Coast Guardsman, spent her formative years in various locations along the Gulf Coast. The family became permanent residents of Tallahassee following her father's retirement from the Coast Guard, and Joann was a 1958 graduate of Leon High school. One of her father's Coast Guard assignments was as keeper of the St. Marks Lighthouse, Fla., a position also held by his father and grandfather, dating back to 1892. Joann was fortunate to have resided there as a child. On March 16, 1963, she married the love of her life, Vernon Otis Brown, of Jacksonville, Fla. They eventually moved to Cumming, Ga., where they both played active roles in their church. Joann became a Stephen Minister at the Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, Alpharetta, Ga. She always worked in her faith at helping those in need. She is survived by her husband, Vernon O. Brown; son, Matthew Y. Brown of Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph W. and Angie Brown of Alpharetta and their three children, Mackenzie, Zachary, and Emma Brown; brother and sister-in-law, Alton T. and Millie Gresham Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla.; and nieces Misty and Mandy. Joann was preceded in death by her parents, Alton T. Gresham, and Connie Mann Gresham. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/27/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Lelia M. Brown, 85, a homemaker, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Monticello. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. EDT today at Debra Nell Cemetery in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Born in Russell County, Alabama, she had lived in Crawfordville for 45 years. She was a Baptist. She is survived by a daughter, Ella Mae Jones of Crawfordville; three grandchildren, Gloria Jones and Betty Strickland, both of Crawfordville, and James "Buddy" Jones of Havana; and several great-and great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/7/2003.
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SOPCHOPPY - MacArthur Brown, 81, a retired logger, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m. EST Friday at Clary's Funeral Home in Tallahassee (402-3111). A wake will be from 6 to 7 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home. Survivors include the Rosier and Skipper families; a devoted caregiver, Elder Mary J. Kelly; a social worker, Vicki McKenzie; the staff at Heritage Healthcare; and a host of other friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/21/2002
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MEDART - Reginald Brown, 56, a disabled native of Tampa, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Hope for Life Baptist Church,1346 S. Adams St., Suite B, in Tallahassee, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. He is survived by his caregiver, Shelley Cason. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/31/2006.
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HAVANA - Marvin Merrill Brownlee, 74, a former youth-services coordinator for the state of Florida, died Friday, June 11, 2004. A private service will be held. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home in Tallahassee (562-1518) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spinal Cord Society, 19051 County Highway One, Fergus Falls, MN 56537. He was a U.S. Army veteran and the first lifetime member of the Big Bend Officials Association. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Julie Brownlee of Havana; a son, James Ray Brownlee (and wife Lisa) of Shell Point; three daughters, Jan Marie Arnold (and husband Michael) and Bobbi Jo Brownlee, both of Tallahassee, and Billie Jean Payton (and husband Bill) of Washington; and three grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/12/2004.
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Kay H. Bruce, 63, who retired as head bookkeeper at Tallahassee Community College, died Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jerry Bruce. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Oak City Assembly of God in Tallahassee, with a private burial to be held at a later date. The viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT Sunday at Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Teen Challenge of Tallahassee, 4441 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311. A native of Lakeland, Kay had lived in the Tallahassee area her entire life. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and had recently attended Oak City Assembly of God. She was a member of the Women of the Moose No. 1103 and the VFW Women's Auxillary No. 3308. She enjoyed playing bingo for the benefit of numerous charities in her spare time. Other survivors include four children, Richard T. Bruce of Tallahassee, Doris Bruce Beck (husband George) of Tallahassee, Donna Bruce Longfellow (husband Ronnie) of Crawfordville, and Denise Lynette Bruce of Tallahassee; her mother, Isabel Head of Tallahassee; her mother-in-law, Emma Lou Bruce of Tallahassee; one brother, James Head (wife Karen) of Big Canoe, Ga.; two sisters-in-law, Virgie Parker (husband Larry) of Tallahassee; and Ellen Pelt of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren, Heather Longfellow of Smith Creek, Sarah Osterndorf of Crawfordville, Nikki Longfellow of Smith Creek, Meghan Bruce of Tallahassee, Jared Shields of Tallahassee, Jordan Shields of Tallahassee, Hannah Osterndorf of Crawfordville, Noah Longfellow of Alaska, and Ronnie Longfellow Jr. of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Head; and a brother, John William Head. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/18/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mimi Bruce, 75, a homemaker, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at her home. The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. EST Saturday at New Life Ministries of Crawfordville. Pastors John and Paula Johnson will officiate. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Ministries, 322 Shadeville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Everyone who knew Mimi loved her for her kindness and thoughtfulness, and she never forgot a birthday. Always setting a godly example, she loved and served Jesus with all her heart and was very faithful to her church. Survivors include a son, Ed Kimmel (and wife Dee); a daughter, Linda Nicholson (and Joe Korpics); and nine grandchildren, Tracy Nicholson Locke, Brett and Megan Nicholson and Candice, Joel, James, Grace, Victoria and Jeremiah Kimmel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Bruce. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/16/2006.
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HAVANA - Dorothy Lee Bryan, 76, died Thursday, March 1, 2007. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at Bevis Funeral Home Chapel Tallahassee (850-385-2193). The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST Saturday at the funeral home. She was a native of Baxley, Ga., and moved from Winter Haven to Havana in 1971. She was a homemaker, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Cecil A. Bryan of Havana; two sons, Mark Bryan (and wife Jenn) of Quincy and Russell Bryan (and wife Nejline) of Crawfordville; two daughters, Carolyn Hargrove (and husband James) of Quincy and Lela Brown (and husband Keith) of Havana; two brothers, Everett Walker (and wife Brenda) of St. Cloud, and Charles Allie Walker of Quincy; two sisters, Katherine Catrett of Lakeland, and Jeanette Denton of Polk City; eight grandsons, Chase Bryan, Toby J. Bryan, Brandon Bryan, Christopher Hargrove (and wife April), Joshua Boyett (and wife Tasha), Anthony Bennett, Nicholas Bennett (and wife Amy) and Lewis Barwick; three granddaughters, Christina Bryan, Jennifer Brown and Erica Wyles (and husband James); two great grandsons, Jayden Boyett and Cody Dixon; and five great-granddaughters, Aleah Boyett, Ali Bennett, Caroline Bennett, Paige Brown and Kaytlynn Taylor. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/2/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Arthur Bryant, 59, who retired as an engineer from the Florida Department of Transportation, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Layol Bryant. The service will be at 1 p.m. CDT Sunday at River Town Community Church in Blountstown, with burial at Nettle Ridge Cemetery. Paul Smith will officiate. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT Saturday at Adams Funeral Home (850-674-5449) www.ada msfh.com. He was born in Blountstown but had lived in Crawfordville since 1972. He graduated from Blountstown High School in 1966 where he excelled in football and baseball. Other survivors include a son, Arthur Christopher "Chris" Bryant (and wife Leslie) of Tallahassee; a brother, James Bryant of Altha; four sisters, Johnny McCollum of Blountstown, Ruth Coxwell of Bainbridge, Ga., and Vicki R. Brock and Estelle Harrell, both of Woodville; and a grandchild, Dylan Christopher Bryant. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/14/2006.
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PINE PARK - George Allen Bryant, 87, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in Moultrie, Ga. The service will be at 2:30 today at Pine Park Baptist Church in Cairo, Ga., with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home in Cairo, Ga. (229-377-1414). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 110 Powell St., Cairo, GA 39828. He was retired from road construction. He is survived by his wife, Eudell Barrett Bryant of Pine Park; a son, Timothy Allen Bryant of Athens, Ga.; two brothers, Travis Bryant of Pine Park and Irvin Bryant Jr. of Spring Creek; two sisters, Jeanette Hart of Perry and Nell Horne of Cairo. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/28/2002 - 12/29/2002.
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Rossell Bryant, 77, a retired foreman supervisor for U.S. Forest Service, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was born in Jacksonville and lived in Crawfordville before moving to Tallahassee three months ago. He was a member of Christian Ministries in Crawfordville. Survivors include four sons, Russell Bryant of Marianna, Bobby Lee Bryant of Tallahassee and Leroy Bryant and Eugene Bryant, both of Crawfordville; three daughters, Gwendolyn Bryant of Tallahassee, Yvonne Allen of Crawfordville and Willie Mae Rosier of Tallahassee; a sister, Avra Nell Butts of Starke; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/13/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ruby Lee Bryant, 83, a homemaker, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Faith Holiness House of Prayer in Wakulla County, with burial at Shady Grove Cemetery in Jackson County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-942-2929) is handling arrangements. She was born in Jackson County and had resided in the Woodville area for 60 years. She was a charter member of Faith Holiness House of Prayer and its oldest living member. She was the church mother at Faith Holiness. Survivors include three sons, Thomas Jefferson Bryant Sr. (and wife Mary) of Tallahassee, Raymond David Bryant (and wife Yvonne) of Sopchoppy and Paul J. Bryant (and wife Linda) of Havana; three daughters, Helen Werkheiser (and husband Morris) of Interlachen, Charlotte Ann Croley of Woodville and Cristiene B. Dudley of Crawfordville; three brothers, Albert Franklin of Marianna, Leon Franklin of Pensacola and Emery Franklin of Greenwood; a sister, Mary Granger of Grand Ridge; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bryant, and a son-in-law, William J. Dudley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/13/2005.
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QUINCY - Tempie Irene Bryant, 92, died Friday, July 7, 2006. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford, with burial at Hosford Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (850-875-1529). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Moultrie, Ga., she had lived in Hosford for 72 years before moving to Quincy in 1995. She was a former member of Corinth Baptist Church and most recently was a member of Gretna Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Doris Evans of Crawfordville and Thelma Rushing of Quincy; three grandsons, J.M. Evans, Phillip Rushing and Jeffery Rushing; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Bryant. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/8/2006.
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Emma Jean Buchanan, 69, a homemaker of Hendersonville, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, in Nashville, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, James D. "Jimmy" Buchanan. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Emma Jean was a native Floridian and resided here until Nov. 26, 1961. She married James Buchanan and began a life in Tennessee. She was a member of Whitsett Chapel in Nashville. Other survivors include a daughter, Jan Buchanan of Nashville; three sons, Mark Buchanan of Milwaukee, Wis., Ronnie Buchanan (and Connie) of Nashville and David Buchanan (and Aida) of Louisville, Ky.; a stepson, Delbert Buchanan (and Beth) of Murray, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Barclay (and Donnie) of Greenville and Edith Marie Lee of Tallahassee; two brothers, A.J. Lee (and Annette) of Quincy and Robert Lee (and Joyce) of Crawfordville; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Lee of Crawfordville and Sandy Lee of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, Connor Buchanan, David Buchanan and Neal Buchanan; seven nieces; and 14 nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivey and Jettie Lee; two sisters, Dorothy Goldberg and Janice Owens; and two brothers, James Lee and Jimmy Lee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/31/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Rita (Jones) Buhler, 72, of Crawfordville, died Sunday, September 9, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, September 13, 2007, at Fairchild Funeral Home (850-386-8686) in Tallahassee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Born in New York, she had lived most of her life in Florida. She served in the U.S. Air Force and later in the U.S. National Guard Reserves. Mrs. Buhler worked at Florida State University for 31 years. Survivors include her husband, Charlie Buhler of Crawfordville; sons, Ronald French and Kenneth French, both of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Stephen French of Tallahassee; and grandchildren, Corey and Tanner French, both of Wichita Falls. Mrs. Buhler was preceded in death by her daughter, Yvonne (Sissy) French, and a brother, Nat Polak. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/12/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Thomas John Bull, 48, who was a self-employed auto-body mechanic, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. EST Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Glens Falls, N.Y. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Bull of Crawfordville; three brothers, Peter Bull and Billy Bull, both of Crawfordville, and Dean Bull of Jacksonville; two sisters, Cindy Bull of Tallahassee and Lou Atkins of Yorktown, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/20/2005.
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Dock McClellan Burch Jr., 68, of Berea, Ky., died Sunday, April 20, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Williams Burch. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea (859-986-8416), with burial at Tyner Baptist Church Cemetery in Tyner, Ky. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. A longtime resident of Crawfordville, he retired from Shell Oil Co. and moved to Berea. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/23/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Thomas E. Burch Jr., 77, a retired certified public accountant for the Florida Office of Auditor General, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, in Medart. He is survived by his wife, Willie Jewell Kirkland Burch. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla Humane Society, 1 Oak St., Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was born in Chipley and was a resident of Crawfordville for 32 years. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. He was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternities. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II. He also was a Baptist. Survivors include three sons; two daughters; a sister, Virginia Bordelon of Marianna; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/17/2004.
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Johnny Keith Burgess, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at his residence. He is survivors include his wife, Pattsy Bell Burgess of Tallahassee. The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at ChristTown Ministries in Quincy, with Pastor Bob Wells officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee. Ivey Funeral Home (229-246-2785) is handling arrangements. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial contributions may be made to ChristTown Ministries, 2121 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351. Mr. Burgess was born on April 13, 1949, in Spartanburg, S.C., the son of Furman Burgess and Geneva Loral Parris Burgess. He married Pattsy Ann Bell on August 19, 1995. He was a auto salesman in the Tallahassee area and a member of ChristTown Ministries in Quincy. Survivors include a son, John Burgess of Crawfordville; a brother, Jerry Burgess of Shalimar; and a grandson, Hunter Burgess of Woodville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/16/2006.
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CHATTAHOOCHEE - Julia Ann Scarborough Burgess, 72, a retired clothing store owner and manager, died Friday, March 19, 2004, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Burgess. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at First United Methodist Church in Chattahoochee, with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST today at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads (663-4343). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5862. Julia Ann Burgess was born in Chattahoochee on June 1, 1931. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., and Florida State University. She owned and operated Scarborough's Store in Chattahoochee for many years. She was a member of Chattahoochee United Methodist Church. She also is survived by two sisters, Eleanor Barbree of Crawfordville and Love Leicht (and husband Robert F.) of Hartwell, Ga.; two nephews, Robert W. Leicht (and wife Suzanne) of Evans, Ga., and Bruce S. Leicht (and wife Bonnie) of Macon, Ga.; three nieces, Elizabeth Barbree (and husband Russell Martin) of Purcellville, Va., Amy Seamans (and husband Gary) of Tallahassee and Catherine Barbree of Crawfordville; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews. Julia Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Warren and Elizabeth Fletcher Scarborough. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/21/2004.
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Monticello - Marion Phillips Berry Burnett, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at a later date. Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929) is handling arrangements. Survivors include a son, John L. "Bunk" Berry Jr. of Tallahassee; a daughter, Anne Berry Stone of Tallahassee; three sisters, Carolyde O'Bryan of Tallahassee, Dorothy MacKay of Cashiers, N.C., and Francis Malone of Tallahassee; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Berry Denmark of Crawfordville and Susan Berry of Tallahassee; and a great-grandchild, Kelley Hanrahan of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/19/2003.

Marion Phillips Berry Burnett, 91, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church in Monticello, with burial at Springfield Cemetery in Lloyd. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Christ Episcopal Church, 425 N. Cherry St., Monticello, FL 32344. Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929) is handling arrangements. Born in Tallahassee. She graduated from Leon High School and Florida State College for Women. She was active in Delta Delta Delta Sorority many years after graduating from FSCW. She taught at Woodville Elementary, Elizabeth Cobb Middle School, North Florida Christian School, and schools in Perry and Cocoa. She was an active member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Tallahassee and later became a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Monticello. She had resided in Atlanta before moving to Monticello in 1980. Survivors include a son, John L. "Bunk" Berry Jr. of Tallahassee; a daughter, Anne Berry Stone (and husband Pat) of Tallahassee; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Berry Denmark (and husband David) of Crawfordville and Susan Kimberly Berry of Tallahassee; a great-granddaughter, Kelley Berry Hunrahan of Tallahassee; three sisters, Carolyde O'Bryan of Tallahassee, Dorothy MacKay of Cashiers, N.C., and Frances Malone of Tallahassee; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who helped Marion in her later years: Addrine Williams, Juanita Dixon, Wanda Spencer, Janice Davis, Michelle Pierce, Jeanette West and Dororthy Mims. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/27/2003 - 7/28/2003.
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ALLIGATOR POINT - Robert Lee Burnett, 76, a retired biochemist, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Burnett. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sea Turtle Fund, APTA, P.O. Box 213, Panacea, FL 32346 or the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. An Army Air Corp. veteran, he had moved here in 1991. He was a master gardener at Wakulla County Extension Office and a part-time park ranger and Bald Point State Park. He is survived by a son, Bill Burnett (and wife Nancy) of Amarillo; a sister, Bonnye Burnett of Dallas; and two grandchildren, Rob and Jessica Burnett of Amarillo. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/17/2003.
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Cathleen P. Burns, 89, a retired school-bus driver, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Medart. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Arthur J. Burns. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT today at Community Baptist Church, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Baptist Church, 4416 Jackson Bluff Road, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177). She was a native of Coon Bottom. She was a member of Community Baptist Church for 26 years and she began driving a school-bus at the age of 16. Other survivors include a son, Jimmy Alton Burns of Tallahassee; a daughter, Susan E. Ballard of Auburn, Ga.; a brother, Daniel Poppell of Coon Bottom; two sisters, Vaulda Whiddon of Tallahassee and Thelma Edenfield of Wakulla; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/29/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - David William Burns, 31, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Woodville. The Burns family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 17, at the family residence. Fairchild Burial & Cremation Services (850-386-8686) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1304 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303. A native of Palm Beach County, he had lived in Tallahassee since 2000. He enjoyed his work as a computer technician and playing his percussion instruments. Survivors include his parents, Dave and Lydia Burns of Crawfordville; a sister, Heather Burns of West Palm Beach; and his grandparents, Fred and Marie Fioto of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/7/2004.
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Floyd "Bernard" Burns III, 59, a records management analyst, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005. A private service will be later. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Tillman Funeral Home in Monticello (850-997-5553) is handling arrangements. A native of Haines City, Bernard, as he was known, had lived in Tallahassee since 1969. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam era. He attended Florida A&M University for three years and for 22 years worked for the former Gayfer's Department Store. Most recently, he was employed by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Among those mourning his passing are a son, Derek Bernard Burns Sr. (and wife Teresa) and their son, Derek Jr. of Crawfordville; his daughter, Millicent Burns of Tallahassee; his brother, Carl B. Burns (and wife JoAnn) of North Carolina; a sister, Floretta Burns Frazier (and husband Robert) of Winter Haven; his former wife and the mother of his children, Eugenia Forte Burns of Tallahassee; and numerous other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/3/2005.
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Jasper Quinton Burns, 40, died Sunday, April 22, 2007. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville, with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tallahassee Developmental Center, 445 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304. He graduated from Gretchen Everhart School on June 1, 1990. He loved country music, balloons and Coca Cola, hamburgers and french fries. He had lived at the Tallahassee Developmental Center since June 1987. He is survived by two brothers, Pat Davis Burns of Sopchoppy and David Burns of Crawfordville; five sisters, Anne Nichols (and husband Clark) of Otter Creek, Marie Collins (and husband Earl) and Louise Simmons (and husband Jerry), both of Sopchoppy, Cindy Womack (and friend Gary Gowdy) of Crawfordville and Lois Johnson (and husband Bob) of Litia; and many nieces, nephews and cousins and his extended family and friends at the center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Quinton and Cora Lee Burns, and a sister, Wendy Varner Bonds. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 4/24/2007 - 4/25/2007.
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PERRY - Joe P. Burns Jr., 80, funeral director and longtime resident of Perry, died Friday, May 26, 2006, after a short illness. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at First Baptist Church, with burial at Pineview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home (850-584-4149) with a Masonic Rite service at 8 p.m. EDT. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308; First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1119, Perry 32348, or a favorite church or charity. Burns was born in Lake City on Oct. 29, 1925, to Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Burns. His mother was the former Ethel Lois Morgan of Mayo. He grew up in Lake City, Ft. White and Newberry. In 1944, Burns went to work at Melton Funeral Home in Lake City. He worked at the Wilson Funeral Home in Lake City from 1947 to 1954. He graduated from the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tenn., in 1951 and received his funeral director's license in 1952. Burns moved to Perry in December1954 with his wife, Dorothy and opened the Joe P. Burns Funeral Home and ambulance service. He later opened the Burns Monument and Vault Co. and a Mayo Branch Funeral Chapel. Burns built a new funeral home at its present location, 1400 Johnson Stripling Road, in 1976. He purchased land for a perpetual-care cemetery and opened Pineview Memorial Gardens on May 8, 1978. Burns was an active board member of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative Inc. of Taylor County and the Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc. Burns was a member of the First Baptist Church in Perry and also attended Blue Creek Baptist Church at Keaton Beach. He was active in many civic, trade and fraternal organizations including Board of Directors of Funeral Service Inc. (1982-96); Florida Funeral Directors Association, president (1986-87); National Funeral Directors Association; Florida Monument Builders Association, president (1991-92); Chamber of Commerce, former president; Coast Guard Auxiliary, member and first commander (formed in the early 1960s); Pinetree (now Florida Forest) Festival, chairman; Taylor County Financial Commission for the Boy Scouts; longtime volunteer for the American Red Cross; Taylor County Cookers, charter member and former president; Perry Elks Lodge; Perry Kiwanis Club, former president; 50-year member of Perry Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason; Perry Eastern Star, former patron; Perry and Mayo Shrine Clubs (Crippled Children's Committee), former president of both; Morocco Temple, Jacksonville; York Rite Bodies and Scottish Rite, Knight Commander Court of Honor; Marzuq Temple, Tallahassee; life member of the Royal Order of the Jesters, Tallahassee, director (1990); honorary life member of both Hadji Temple, Pensacola and Bahai Temple, Orlando; Taylor County Gator Club, former president; and Woodmen of the World. Burns helped organize and was the first president of the American Cancer Society, Perry Chapter (1958). He was also instrumental in getting the deep canal at Keaton Beach built by the Corps of Engineers with the help of Congressman Don Fuqua. Burns supported the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch and the Boys and Girls Club of Perry. Burns is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy H. Burns; a son, Morgan W. Burns of Perry; two daughters, Bonnie B. Glover (and Joe) of Tallahassee and Barbara Jo Burns of Perry; a niece whom he helped raise, Bea O. Taylor (and John M., IV) and their two sons, John and Jay, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren, Cara S. Hill (and Luke) of Crawfordville and Gray Sadler of Tallahassee; a stepgrandson, Ryan Glover (and Betsy) of Orlando; a stepgreat-granddaughter, Terri Jo Glover of Tallahassee; a brother-in-law, Louie Hicks of Jacksonville; and a host of nieces, nephews and good friends. Burns was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Lois Morgan and Joe P. Burns Sr., MD; a son, Joe P. "Joey" Burns III; and two sisters, Buryldine Schoenek and Ethel Hicks. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 5/28/2006 - 5/29/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Wendy Burns, 33, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at the chapel of Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333), with burial at the West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Born in Carrabelle, she was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She was a Baptist. She is survived by her father, Pat Burns of Crawfordville; her mother, Jane Hodge of Forest, Miss.; her son, Scott Varner of Crawfordville; her daughter, Jessica Varner of Crawfordville; her brother, Davy Burns of Sopchoppy; and a sister, Nora Gay of Forest. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/15/2003
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Jeannette M. Burt, 86, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Vernon L. Burt Sr. The service will be at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home, 2900 Citizens Parkway, Selma, Ala., with burial at New Live Oak Cemetery. A viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT Saturday at the funeral home in Alabama. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (850-877-8191) is handling local arrangements. She was a loving wife and mother and was called by the Lord to join the angels in Heaven. She will be held in her family and friends' hearts for all eternity. They will cherish the memories of her special life and are thankful for the time they were blessed to have her with them on this earth. Jeannette also is survived by a sister, Evelyn Mizelle of Selma; three grandsons, Keith C. Burt of Panama City, Mark McMillian and Ross McMillian, both of Prattville, Ala.; two granddaughters, Michelle Davis and Karen "Kai" Page, both of Crawfordville; a nephew, Carroll Burt of Petal, Miss.; and two nieces, Vonneice Flora of Katy, Texas, and Charlotte Veach of Selma. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 4/6/2006 - 4/7/2006.
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Vernon Lamar Burt Sr., 84, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home in Selma, Ala., followed by a graveside service at New Live Oak Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home (850-785-5272) is handling arrangements. Flowers may be sent to Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home, 2900 Citizens Parkway, Selma, AL 36701. Vernon served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II as a radio technician first class and was honorably discharged in 1945. He was a devoted husband and father. Survivors include three grandsons, Keith C. Burt of Panama City and Mark McMillian and Ross McMillian, both of Prattville, Ala.; two granddaughters, Michele Davis and Kai Page, both of Crawfordville; and various loving great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife. "He will be held in our hearts for all eternity. We each cherish our memories of his special life and are thankful for the time we were blessed to have him with us on this earth." Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 9/28/2006 - 9/30/2006.
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WOODVILLE - Shirley Mullins Bush, 84, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Survivors include four sons, Hugh Mullins (and wife Betty) of Wakulla Station, Robert Mullins (and wife Gloria) of Woodville, John Mullins (and wife Suzan) of Seminole and James Mullins (and wife Pat) of Tallahassee; a brother, Lindsey Sammons (and wife Sally) of San Antonio; a sister, Mary Sammons Ziegler of Huntsville, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/12/2004
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MADISON - Wilton Bush, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel (850-973-2258), with burial at Concord Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the George W. Bush Benevolent Fund, c/o St. Johns Baptist Church, 5909 N.W. Lovett Road, Greenville, FL 32331. He was born in Madison, where he was a lifelong resident. He was a farmer and after retiring enjoyed crafting miniature log cabins. He was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Norman Bush (and wife Pat), James Bush (and wife Frankie) and Donnie Bush (and wife Rachael), all of Lovett; two daughters, Martha Hendley (and husband Sam) of Cordelle, Ga., and Sandra Gentry (and husband Ernie) of Crawfordville; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Hutto Bush. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/7/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Dorothy "Dot" Butler, 87, a retired Xerox operator for the Dept. of Transportation in Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2 in Crawfordville, with burial at Mt. Olive Church Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Mt. Olive P.B. Church No. 2. She was also a member of the Pallbearer No. 2. She is survived by a daughter, Lois L. Belcher, two grandsons, a step-grandson, two granddaughters, three great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters, four great-great-grandsons, three great-great-granddaughters, a brother-in-law, James Butler (and Cathy); four sisters-in-law, Lola Baker (and Willie), Ruby Butler, Gloria Butler and Jerri Butler; a devoted niece, Catherine Johnson; and many, many loving and caring nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Butler, a sister, Bessie Green, a brother, Edward Weaver, two grandsons, Michael Belcher and Sammie Belcher, a great-grandson, Jared Belcher and a step-daughter, Donna Doxen. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/12/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Emmett P. Butler, 87, who retired as a maintenance worker for TRW Jet Factory in Harrisburg, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2 in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was born in Crawfordville and lived in Harrisburg before returning to Crawfordville about 20 years ago. He was a member of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2 and served his country in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Butler; a stepdaughter, Lois Belcher of Harrisburg; a brother, James Butler (and Cathy) of Marino Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Ruby Butler and Lola Baker (and Willie), of Crawfordville; a great-grandson he raised, Jamar Belcher of Tallahassee; a grandson, Edward Doxen; a great-grandson; and a host of other family. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/9/2006.
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Crawfordville - Doris Amos Buttram, 84, who retired as a bookkeeper for Danley Furniture Co., died Monday, April 12, 2004. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Wayne Buttram Sr. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Crawfordville United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to Crawfordville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Crawfordville, FL 32326. McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (627-1111) is handling arrangements. Born in Edison, Ga., on June 7, 1919, Mrs. Buttram was raised in Wewahitchka and Panama City, graduating from Bay High School in 1936. In 1940 she married Wayne Buttram at First United Methodist Church of Panama City. After World War II, they returned to the Florida Panhandle and raised their family in Port St. Joe (1947 to 1962) and Quincy (1962 to 1996) before moving to Crawfordville. In each community, Mrs. Buttram was always actively involved in community and church organizations. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the United Methodist Women and Quincy Homemakers were some of her favorite organizations. Other survivors include four children, Wayne Jr. (and wife Julie) of north Georgia, Tom (and wife Carolyn) of Savannah, Ga., Julie Gaby (and husband Scott) of Crawfordville and Debra Buttram (and husband Marcello Galimberti) of Bosislo Parini, Italy; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/13/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Wayne Morrison Buttram Sr., 90, died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at his home in Crawfordville. He retired from retail sales as a general manager for Danley Furniture Company after 44 years. The memorial service will be 10 a.m. EDT Monday at Crawfordville United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT Sunday at the church. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Crawfordville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Crawfordville, FL 32326, or to Big Bend Hospice, c/o Wakulla Team, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Titus, Alabama, on December 31, to the Rev. Cicero "C.J." Jiles Buttram and Julia Buttram. Because his father was a circuit rider for the South Alabama and North Florida Conference of the Methodist Church, Wayne was raised moving often within the South Alabama and North Florida Conference. He graduated from Malone High School in 1935. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. He married Doris Mae Amos in June 1940, moving to Panama City after World War II. They raised their family in Port St. Joe (1947-1962) and Quincy (1962-1996) before moving to Crawfordville in 1997. He remained very active in the Crawfordville Rotary Club and was a Rotarian for more than fifty years, holding perfect attendance during those years, becoming the oldest living Rotarian in his club and receiving the Paul Harris Award. He was an active member of the Crawfordville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men and his Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Doris; his parents; three brothers; and a sister. Survivors include four children, Wayne Jr. (and wife Julie Sanders) of North Georgia, Tom Buttram (and wife Carolyn) of Savannah, Ga., Julie Gaby (and husband Scott) of Crawfordville and Debra Buttram (and husband Marcello Galimberti) of Bosisio, Parni, Italy; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Melissa, Buddy and Andy Buttram of Georgia, Juliana Buttram and Tyler Buttram of Georgia, Millie Bruce, Wiley Gaby, Maggie Gaby of Crawfordville; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/2/2007.
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