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Ruth Martine Abbiehl, 93, a retired registered nurse, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005. The service will be at 4 p.m. EDT Friday at Sopchoppy United Methodist Church, 131 Rose Street in Sopchoppy, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends after the service at the church. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Sopchoppy United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 85, Sopchoppy, FL 32358. A resident of Tallahassee, she was a member of Saint Paul's United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rebekah's and United Methodist Women. She volunteered at Lake Panasoffkee Community Library and Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Club. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley R. Yates of Sopchoppy, and two granddaughters, Rachel M. Yates and Angela S. Yates. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William C. Burris and Oscar Abbiehl, and her brothers, Chester, Harold, James and Walter Reynolds. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/21/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Annie Doris Green Abbott, 81, the owner of Rehwinkle Romp & Play Daycare for more than 20 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, in Medart. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST today at Pigott Cemetery in Medart. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Known to the children as "Nanny", she lived most of her life in Wakulla and Leon counties. She was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Larry Green (and wife Judy) of Tallahassee; two daughters, Delores Mitchell (and husband Jimmy) of Tallahassee and Linda Ward (and husband J.W.) of Lake Panasoffkee; six grandchildren, Ronda Lopez, Llalenia Green, Katina Simpson, Nick Mitchell, Michele Garber and Paxton Green; and 16 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/31/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Elemeta B. Abbott, 87, a homemaker, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church, with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon EST until the service time Tuesday at the church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Crawfordville First Baptist Church, the Young at Heart and the TEL Adult Sunday School class. She was an avid quilter. Her survivors include four sons, Buddy Abbott of Crawfordville, Bob Abbott and Donnie Abbott of Tallahassee and John Abbott of Sneads; a daughter, Nancy Calhoune of Atlanta; a sister, Gladys Knight of Bowling Green; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/11/2002.
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Barton Abstein Sr., 87, a salesman for Eli Witt and Livingston Provision Co., died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1700 N. Meridian Road, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1700 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. He was born Sept. 15, 1916, to William Robert and Blanche Coleman Abstein, in Lochloosa. He attended Leon High School, where he played football and baseball. He was married to Lillie Mae Tully Abstein for 62 years, before her death in 1999. He was a lifetime member of the Moose and a charter member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Barton was a World War II veteran, having served in the South Pacific and Okinawa. He is survived by a son, Bart Abstein Jr. of Atlanta; two daughters, Lillian Abstein Reese (and husband Andy) and Nancy Abstein Buzzett (and husband Rex) of Port St. Joe; his grandchildren, Bart Abstein III (and wife Megan) of Atlanta, Jack Abstein of Jacksonville, Ellen Reese Potts (and husband Robert) of Tallahassee, Brian Reese (and wife Jennifer) of Monticello, Brad Buzzett (and wife JoAnne) of Tampa and Amy Buzzett of Atlanta; his great-grandchildren, Lillie Catherine Potts of Tallahassee and Wyatt Reese of Monticello; and a sister, Eleanor Kern of Miami. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/15/2004 - 8/16/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - George Nicolas Acker, 88, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was a master bridge player and a passionate lover of dogs and all things in nature. He was loved by many and, in turn, loved them. He leaves behind his five children, Isabel, Jessica, Nancy, George and William; a sister, Nancy; two stepchildren, Margie and Nancy; and eight grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/13/2006.
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Tallahassee - Alice Rae Adams, 69, of Tallahassee died Thursday, October 22, 1992 at her home. The service was at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 25 at Crawfordville Cemetery. A native of Wakulla County and a former resident of Quincy, she was a retired employee with the state of Florida. She is survived by two sons, Chad Adams of Tallahassee and Vic Adams of New Orleans; two grandsons, Clay Adams of Tallahassee and Cole Adams of New Orleans of New Orleans; two brothers; four sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Claude Adams, 90, who retired as a Port St. Joe Paper company mill worker, died Monday, April 11, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, with burial at Crawford Cemetery in Crawfordville. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) and from 10 a.m. CDT until the service Saturday at the church. He was born in Willacoochee, Ga., and lived in Port St. Joe for several years before moving to Tallahassee in November 2003. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Antoinette Adams of Tallahassee and Letha Inez Matthews and Villette Bryant, both of Seattle, Wash.; a brother-in-law, Fred Johnson of Crawfordville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/14/2005.
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Crawfordville - Gladys Adams, 89 of Crawfordville died Tuesday, March 10, 1998. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Edison, Ga., she was a longtime resident of Crawfordville. She opened a restaurant and service station in Crawfordville in 1926 and operated the service station until her retirement in 1989. She has also been a small-claims court judge, a teacher in Wakulla County, and sexton of Crawfordville Cemetery. In addition, she was a National Republican Party chairwoman for Wakulla County, a member of the Children's Welfare Board for the state, a Wakulla County chairwoman for the American Red Cross and a former president of the Crawfordville Women's Club. She is survived by her husband, H. T. Adams of Crawfordville, a son Ralph H. Moore of Crawfordville; two daughters, Helen Strickland and Jean Dykes, both of Crawfordville, a sister Virginia Wyse of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Crawfordville - Capt. Ivary Adell Adams, 97, who retired as a charter boat Captain, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at his home. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Bevis Funeral Home Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville, the burial will follow with military honors, at Crawfordville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the funeral home. Captain Adams was a native and lifelong resident of Leon and Wakulla Counties. He was the first licensed charter boat captain, sailing the "Lucille" out of St. Marks for many years. He received his charter license in 1938. A United States Coast Guard veteran of World War II, as a member of the Auxillary he re-established the Flotilla along the Gulf of Mexico, from Carrabelle to Steinhatchee. Captain Adams served in the Coast Guard from 1939 - 1993, and was the last Coast Guard Lamplighter at the St. Marks Light House. He is survived by his loving companion, Feddie Hurley; 3 daughters; 3 sons; and several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Captain Adams was preceded in death by his parents, Elza and Retha Strickland Adams.
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Port St. Joe - Mary Johnson Adams, 88, a homemaker, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Claude Adams. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Little Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Crawford Cemetery in Crawfordville. Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) and from noon EST until the hour of service Saturday at the church. Family will receive friends from the 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home. Family will assemble at 1 p.m. Saturday at 4148 Pond Cypress Court. Other survivors include three daughters, Antoinette Adams of Tallahassee, Inez Matthews (and husband Manual) of Seattle and Viletta Douglas of Kent, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Fred Johnson of Shadeville; and a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/30/2003.
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Lloyd - Paul Roger Adams, 81, died Friday, June 11, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edith Adams. Private family services will be held. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929) is handling arrangements. The family requests that Paul be remembered by random acts of kindness. Born in Seattle, Wash., Paul was raised in southern California. He was a 19-year-old radioman on active duty on the USS Nevada during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. After World War II, he graduated the University of Southern California before being employed by General Electric as an electrical engineer. Following an early retirement, he turned his hobby as a ceramic potter into a second profession. Paul and Edith relocated to Lloyd 14 years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. A loving father and devoted husband, he is survived by his children, Paul R. "Jay" Adams Jr. of Tallahassee, Ruthann Adams of Alligator Point, Phil Adams of Tallahassee (and wife Lee Modica) and Daniel Adams of Tallahassee; four grandchildren, Jason (and wife Shawna), Victoria, Dylan and Paul; a great-granddaughter, Shayde; and a brother, Jack of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a brother, Philip. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/13/2003 - 7/14/2003.
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Tallahassee - Ethel V. Adamson, 77 of Tallahassee died Sunday December 16, 1990, at her home. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. A native of Moultrie, Ga., she had lived in Tallahassee for 50 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Live Oak Primitive Baptist Church in Moultrie. Survivors include her husband, Luther Adamson of Tallahassee; a son, Reece Meadows of Tallahassee; two daughters, Sue Boxeman, and Bebe Bishop, both of Tallahassee, three sisters, Nadine Edwards of Moultrie, Irene Hutchinson of Pavo, Ga., and Louise Olive of Lake City; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - LeRoy Adkison, 84 of Tallahassee died Monday May 17, 1993 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins road Chapel (877-8191), with a rosary service at 7 p.m. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he worked for the state of Florida for more than 40 years in the treasury and insurance commissioner's office, serving as sergeant of arms in the state Senate for 30 years. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ruth S. Adkison of Tallahassee; a son, Larry Adkison of Tallahassee; a daughter, Martha Ann Rhodes of Tallahassee; a brother, J. T. Adkison of Lakeland; a sister, Annie Martha Strickland of Greensboro, NC; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Houston - Charles Hughie "Chuck" Agerton, 35 of Houston died Monday December 20, 1993, in Houston. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery. A native and former resident of Tallahassee, he was a salesman at Dillard's department store in Houston. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Marlene and Bill Carey of Tallahassee; his father, Hughie Agerton of Cairo, Ga.; a brother, Chip Agerton of Panacea; a sister, Cissy Jones of Tallahassee; his maternal grandparents, Margaret and Hansel Cavanaugh of Tallahassee; and his paternal grandmother, Agnes Strub of Crawfordville. (Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel, 877-8191.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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MEDART - Michelle Lyn Davidson Agerton, 44, a school teacher, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Monday at Crawfordville United Methodist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. EST and from 7 to 9 p.m. EST Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Evalee Agerton Trust Fund at Wakulla County State Bank, P.O. Box 610, Crawfordville, FL 32326. Ms. Agerton was a resident of Medart since 1972. She was a member of Crawfordville United Methodist Church and was employed with the state Department of Environmental Protection. She taught school in the Wakulla County school system and was a youth leader at both Sopchoppy and Crawfordville United Methodist Church. She was a Emmaus Lay Director. She is survived by a daughter, Evalee Carlyn Agerton of Medart; her father, Maynard Lee Davidson Sr. of Newton, Ill.; a sister, Melanee Lisa Davidson of Tallahassee; a brother, Mark L. Davidson of Medart; and many aunts, uncles, nephews and niece. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/15/2003.
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Madison - Wesley "Cole" Agner Sr., 74, died Sunday, June 22, 2003. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel (973-2258), with burial at Barbara Memorial Cemetery in Madison County. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. A native of Madison, he had lived in Madison County all his life. He retired as a school bus driver for Madison County school board and was a farmer. He was a member of Barbara Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Madison County. Survivors include two sons, Wesley Cole Agner Jr. of Wakulla and Rockey Blake Agner of Madison; four daughters, Mary Elaine Ponder of Piedmont, Ala., Pam Cherry of Jacksonville, Priscilla Newbern of Auburndale and Yvonne Plain of Lee; seven brothers, Alex Agner, the Rev. Carroll Agner, Joe Dean Agner, Sam Agner, Walter Agner, the Rev. Robert Agner and Paul Agner, all of Madison; three sisters, Mildred Agner, Joyce Williams and Shellie Duran, all of Madison; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Sawyer Agner. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/24/2003.
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Tallahassee - Barbara Ainsworth, 85, of Tallahassee died Friday, October 13, 1995. The service will be held at a later date at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. A native of Tampa and longtime resident of Tallahassee, she was a retired schoolteacher. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Tallahassee Pilot Club and Trinity United Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, May Ainsworth Walton of Augusta, Ga.; and three nieces, Anne Walton and Christina Ainsworth Kaylor, both of Atlanta, and Edna Walton of Lake Worth. (Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee, 877-8191.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Lavera N. Albritton, 76, who retired in 2003 from the Florida Department of General Services after 32 years of service, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Samuel Hayward Albritton. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at Seminole Baptist Church, with burial at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Viewing will be from 3 to 5 p.m. EST Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the Seminole Baptist Church Building Fund. Lavera was born in Frostproof and had lived in Tallahassee since 1946. She was a member of Seminole Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 58 years. Other survivors include two sons, Keith R. Albritton (and wife Karen) and Brett K. Albritton (and wife Dawn), both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Gloria Ries (and husband Jim) of Tallahassee; two brothers, Delano Newman of Crawfordville and Sonny Newman of Tallahassee; three sisters, Jemaine Parker of Tallahassee, Ray Sutton of Quincy and Billie Cail of Fort Myers; five grandchildren, Dawn Coste, Greg Albritton, Joseph Ries, Clint Albritton and Kelli Albritton; and six great-grandchildren, Jason Coste, Ashley Ries, Kayle Coste, Samuel Coste, C.J. Albritton and Logan Albritton. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Newman and Frederick Newman, and four sisters, Pauline Potter, Irene Newman, Gerri Lehti and Vorheese Parker Hendley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/10/2006.
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Roy E. Alcorn, 79, a retired sheet-metal mechanic, died Monday, May 21, 2007. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Price (and husband Terry) of Albany, Ga., and Vicky Sammons (and husband Joel) of Tallahassee; one brother, Milton Samuel "Jake" Alcorn (and wife Gwen) of Crawfordville; one sister, Thelma Mealman of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Marie Alcorn; his brother, Harry Alcorn; and his sister, Mary Woodford. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/24/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Archie Lee Alday, 68, a homemaker, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, in Medart. She is survived by her husband, Lofton Alday. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. She was a resident of Crawfordville for four years, moving there from Quincy. She was a Presbyterian. Other survivors include a daughter, Connie Floyd of Crawfordville; three sons, Faron Alday of Dearing, Ga., Steve Alday of Sawdust and Tim Alday of Havana; a sister, Mary Dean of Naples; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/31/2004.
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GREENSBORO - Dorothy Alday, 82, a homemaker, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, in Tallahassee. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Providence Cemetery in Gadsden County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. EDT today at McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (627-1111). She is survived by four sons, Mack Alday (and wife Shirley), Lamar Alday(and wife Karen) and Rudolph Alday (and wife Paula), all of Greensboro, and Hubert Alday of Tallahassee; two daughters, Marie Alday of Greensboro and Sybil Arnold (and husband L.B.) of Telogia; a brother, Lofton Alday of Crawfordville; a sister, Margaret Sansom of Tallahassee; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Alday; her son, Everett Alday; and her daughter, Retha Fox. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/30/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Lofton Alday, 73, who retired from the city of Quincy, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. EST today at Charles McClellan Funeral Home (850-627-7677), 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He had lived in Quincy before moving to Crawfordville. Survivors include three sons, Faron Wade Alday of Augusta, Ga., Steve Carlton Alday of Sawdust and Timothy Lee Alday of Havana; a daughter, Connie Louise Floyd of Crawfordville; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Archie Lee Alday, and a daughter, April Jeanne Shuler. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/29/2006.
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Christine Cooper Alderson, 89, former owner and operator of the Storkette Shop, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Jack Alderson. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Billy Pigott, Woody Price, Danny Oaks, Dr. L. L. Pararo III, Bert Kelly and Todd Cooper. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Northwood Mall Merchants Association, the Chamber of Commerce and the Leon High School Boosters. Survivors include a son, Billy Cooper (and wife Patsy) of Rome, Ga.; a stepson, Tom Alderson of Orlando; a stepdaughter, Molly Jordache of Orlando; two grandchildren, Christi Cooper Cates, Todd Edward Cooper; two great-grandchildren, Anna Katherine Cates and Cooper Cates; four stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, Ruth McCallister High, Jo Ann Parrish, Judy McCallister Goodwin, Harry Smith and Gene Smith, all of Wakulla County. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/5/2002 - 12/6/2002.
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Crawfordville - Gertrude Ruby Alexander, 76, of Crawfordville, died Monday October 26, 1998 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). A lifelong resident of Crawfordville, she was a homemaker. She is survived by three sons, Galveston Alexander and David Alexander, both of Shell Point, and Wright Alexander of Crawfordville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Jill Alexander, 16, of Crawfordville, died Sunday, March 29, 1987. The service was at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Crawfordville Cemetery. She had lived in Crawfordville all her life. She was a student at Wakulla High School and a member of Rainbow Girls - Northwood Assembly No. 127. Survivors include her parents, Wright and Gail Alexander of Crawfordville; two brothers Trey and Jerry Alexander, both of Crawfordville; a sister, Alanna Alexander of Crawfordville; and her grandparents, Wright Alexander, Sr. and Gertrude Alexander, both of Crawfordville. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of Arrangements.

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PANACEA - A 16 year-old Crawfordville woman died in a two-car accident that happened on US Highway 98 in Panacea on Sunday, officials said. Stephanie Jill Alexander died at about 6:35 p.m. when a westbound Pontiac swerved across the center line of the highway, striking Alexander's Volkswagen, said Ronnie Lashley, a duty officer with the Florida Highway Patrol. Lashley said the driver of the Pontiac wasn't hurt. No charges were filed Sunday. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Crawfordville - Lois Herring Alexander, 72, of Crawfordville died January 23, 1998 in Tallahassee. No services are planned. A native of Houston County, Ala., and former resident of Tallahassee, she had lived in Crawfordville for 25 years. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Charles F. Shoaf of Tallahassee; two daughters, Charlotte S. Jordan of Alexandria, Va., and Juana B. Powell of Summerville, SC; a brother, Raymond Herring of Panama City; four sisters, Robby Kate Langford, Audrey Herndon and Betty Ragans, all of Tallahassee, and Sara Williams of Winter Haven; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, 926-3333.)
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Crawfordville - Robert Galveston "Robbie" Alexander, Jr., 28 of Crawfordville died Friday December 16, 1994 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Tallahassee, he was a longtime resident of Crawfordville. He was a carpenter with Alexander Construction. He is survived by a daughter, Ashley Alexander of Crawfordville; his father and stepmother, Galveston and Linda Alexander of Shell Point; his mother, Beverly Council of Crawfordville; three stepbrothers, Mike Davis and Kenny Davis, both of Crawfordville, and Army Sgt. Gregg Davis of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and a sister, Tammy Smith of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Wright Alexander Sr., 84 of Crawfordville, died Monday, October 3, 1988, at Tallahassee Community Hospital. The service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, at Crawfordville Cemetery. A native and lifelong resident of Wakulla County, he was a retired plumber, the first manager of the Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, a Florida State Representative in 1949, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and a member of Shady Sea Baptist church in Spring Creek. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Alexander of Crawfordville; three sons, Galveston Alexander and Wright Alexander, both of Crawfordville, and David Alexander of Shell Point; one sister Geraldine Posey of Crawfordville; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Harvey-Young Funeral home in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Ashley Marie Alford, 14, of Crawfordville died Sunday July 26, 1998 in Marianna due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday at Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church in Grand ridge, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT today at James and James Funeral Home in Marianna (850-482-2332). She is survived by her father, Jeffery Alford of Crawfordville; her mother, Felicia Alford of Crawfordville; her paternal grandparents, Garland and Ethelene Alford of Donalsonville, Ga., and Georgia and Robbie Taylor of Tallahassee; her maternal grandparents, Herman and Mary Edenfield of grand Ridge; and a brother, Jason Kent Alford of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Wakulla Station - Bruce NeSmith Alford, 88, of Wakulla Station died Tuesday September 13, 1994 in Wakulla Station. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1982 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee 32308. A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, she was a teacher in Wakulla for many years. She was member of Wakulla United Methodist Church. She is survived by two godchildren, Richard Wilson and Robin Wilson, both of Tallahassee; and a sister-in-law, Lula Alford of Bradenton. (Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee, 877-8191.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Donnie Alford, 56, a retired construction engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation and PBS&J, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Tara Morgan Alford. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at 2 p.m. CDT at Paxton Cemetery in Praxton. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Donnie was born Oct. 13, 1949, in Florala, Ala., and had lived in Crawfordville for more than 30 years. Donnie was a member of the Jackson Lodge No. 1, F&AM and the Scottish Rite. Survivors include a son, Bobby (and wife Kellie); three beloved grandchildren, Tyler, Kaylee and Chase Alford of Crawfordville; a sister, Nell Alford of Opp, Ala.; and two very special family members, Kenneth "Chocks" and Mary Treleven, both of Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Evelyn Alford. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/20/2006.
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Tallahassee - Percy H. "Pop" Alguire, 80 of Tallahassee died Saturday, August 17, 1996 of cancer. The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to big Ben Hospice, 1982 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee 32308. A native of Plattsburgh, NY he had lived in Tallahassee since 1972. He was a dairyman with Borden's dairy until his retirement, and was a member of Abundant Life Foursquare Church in Tallahassee, the Jolly Friends at Temple Baptist Church, and the Rock Methodist Church Prayer Group. He is survived by his wife, Esther M. Beck Alguire of Tallahassee; four sons, Richard A. Alguire Sr., Carl I. Beck and Roger A. Beck, all of Tallahassee, and Robert W. Alquire of Tampa; a daughter, Ruth Herrod of Tallahassee, a sister, Myrtle Gladle of Richville, NY; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - Sgt. Jesse N. Aliganga, 21, of Tallahassee died August 7, 1998 in Nairobi, Kenya. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Christ. He moved to Tallahassee from Pensacola in 1993. He had served in the Marine Corps in Parris Island, SC Camp Geiger, NC; Biloxi, Miss; Okinawa, Japan; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and most recently in Marine Security Guard School at the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. He is survived by his mother, Clara L. Aliganga of Tallahassee; a sister, Leah A. Colston of Tallahassee; the United States Marine Corps and their families; a step brother, Jeremy A. Sunday of Pensacola; a stepfather, Samuel K. Sunday of Pensacola; a stepfather, Willie Thames Jr. of Tallahassee; his father, Jesse M. Aliganga of Saudi Arabia; his maternal grandmother, M. C. Gothreau of Salinas, Calif.; and his paternal grandmother, Raymie Aliganga of Marina, Calif. (Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna, 850-482-2233 and Strong & Jones Funeral home 224-2139.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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William B. Allbritton, 89, who retired from the U.S. Post Office in 1978, died Saturday, March 20, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Harvey Allbritton. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32308. He served eight years in U.S. Marine Corps Fourth Division. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific and was in Iwo Jima when the flag was raised. He was a member of First Bapist Church. Other survivors include a son, Britt Allbritton of Atlanta; a daughter, Nancy Hite (and husband Dan) of Kirksville, Mo.; a sister, Amy Hollingworth (and husband Frank) of Ancaster, Ontario, Canada; and three grandchildren, Joseph, Evan and Claire Hite, all of Kirksville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/22/2004.
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Tallahassee - Adrian L. Allen, 70 of Tallahassee died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 of natural causes. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Abbey Funeral home (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was a retired director of building maintenance for the Leon County schools and a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Gay Allen of Tallahassee; two daughters, Adrienne Roth of Cincinnati and Tonda Allen of Tallahassee; two sisters, Lila Vause and June Miller of Tallahassee; and four grandchildren.
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Tallahassee - Amelia Christi Lynn Allen, 17, of Tallahassee died Friday, March 7, 1997. The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Meridian Woods Church of Christ, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bevis Colonial Funeral Home (385-2193). Memorial contribution may be made to the National Honor Society Fund (Aziza Bryant Scholarship and Fran Koshan Scholarship) in care of Florida High School. A native of San Antonio, Texas, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1992. She was a senior at Florida High where she was president of the National Honor Society. She is survived by her parents, James and Nellie Allen of Tallahassee; two brothers, James C. Allen of Searcy, Ark., and Henry C. Allen of Deland; a sister, Emilyann Clare Allen of Tallahassee; her paternal grandparents, Pace and Mary Allen of Tallahassee; and her maternal grandparents, Henry and Pollyann Martin of Greenville, SC. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Arnold Allen, 56, of Glover Road, died Wednesday, October 1, 1980 at the Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Leon County. He was retired from the US Army and a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Virginia P. Allen of Tallahassee; four daughters, Patricia Gay, Faye Toole and Joyce beard, all of Tallahassee; and Dorothy Mostin of Fiji Island; four stepsons, Hilton Ward, Lavon Ward, Stanley Ward and John Glover, all of Tallahassee; his mother, Mrs. Lettie Allen of Tallahassee; two sisters, Maggie Mims and Beatrice Nichols, both of Tallahassee; and 24 grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Lakewood Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Culley & Sons Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee, Billy Wade Allen, 63, a retired mobile home setup man, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Calvary Tabernacle on Blountstown Highway, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT Sunday at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Bainbridge, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1965. He was associated with Clayton Homes and Florida Mobile Homes. A veteran of the United States Navy, he was a member of Calvary Tabernacle. He is survived by his parents, Buford and Wilma Allen of Bainbridge; two sons, Billy Allen Jr. and Glen Allen, both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Teresa Tucker of Lake City; two brothers, Carlton Allen of Tallahassee and Wayne Allen of Bainbridge; a sister, Linda Cawvey of Bainbridge; and five grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/12/2002.
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Clarence Lamar Allen, 73 of Ivan Community died Wednesday, June 30, 1976 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a native of the Leon-Wakulla County area and has lived here for the last 40 years. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Zion Hill Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith Allen of the Ivan Community; a daughter, Sarah McNeal of Graceville; two granddaughters; a brother, Ausley Allen of Jacksonville; and three sisters, Viola Grisset and Fannie Harvell, both of Tallahassee; and Ada Thomas of Jacksonville. Funeral services were held at the graveside, Zion Hill Cemetery, on Friday, July 2 with the Rev. Emmett Whaley officiating, assisted by the Rev. L. W. Hotchkiss. Culley & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - Clyde B. Allen, 71, of Tallahassee, passed away Wednesday November 8, 1996 in Smith Creek, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1982 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, 32308. A native of Ft. Braden, FL, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1985. He was retired from the US Navy, serving during WWII, Korean and Viet Nam Wars and was acharter member of the Fleet Reserves in Tallahassee. Mr. Allen was survived by his wife, Sarah W. Allen, of Smith Creek, his son, Clyde W. Allen of Rome, GA; his daughter, Karen White of Victorville, CA; his brothers, Leon C. Allen and Dickie Allen, both of Tallahassee, and Ronnie L. Allen of Columbia, SC; his sisters, Lois Simmons of Tallahassee and Chris Davis of Cairo, GA; his grandchildren, Bridgette Hale and Wendy Allen, both of Rome, GA, Sarah Ann White and Christopher White, both of Victorville, CA; and his great grandchild, Thorne Hale of Rome, GA. Fairchild Burial and Cremation Services, Tallahassee, 904/386-8686 is in charge of arrangements.
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SOPCHOPPY - David Wayne Allen, 56, who was employed by the Parks Department in Fort Myers, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in Tallahassee. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Ochlockonee Bay Methodist Church in Ochlockonee Bay. Memorial contributions may be made to Ochlockonee Bay Methodist Church, P.O. Box 85, Sopchoppy, FL 32358, or to a favorite charity. Harvey Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. David spent his childhood in La Belle and Punta Gorda. After serving as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam, he settled in Fort Myers, where he was employed by the city of Fort Myers. David's love of the outdoors, his quick smile and willingness to help others, endeared him to his many cousins and friends. He felt at home at the Ochlockonee Bay Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean; his mother, Edna Reynolds; a brother, Steve (and wife Patty); three nephews, Terry, Taylor and Adrian; and a special niece, Darlene Massey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/10/2005.
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Dorcy Tucker Miller Allen, 90, of Zephyrhills died Monday in Tampa. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Aaron Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Aaron and former resident of Crawfordville, she had lived in Zephyrhills since 1989. She was a store clerk for Goodwill Industries and was a Baptist. She is survived by three sons, Gerald T. Miller of Zephyrhills, Fred Matthew Miller of Tampa, and Gary Wayne Miller of Brooksville; three brothers, Rufus Tucker Jr. of Headland, Ala., Reginald Tucker of Mount Rose, Pa., and Dexter Tucker of Douglasville, Ga.; four sisters, Rossie Wildren and Mary Eleanor Cabler, both of Crawfordville, Kathleen Bettner of Tampa, and Louvenia Taff of Tallahassee; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Published 20 Aug 1997 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Crawfordville - Edith Green Allen, 90, of Crawfordville died Saturday, November 28, 1998 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Crawfordville United Methodist Church with burial at Zion Hill Cemetery. A native of Ivan, she was a homemaker and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a member of the Crawfordville United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Martha McNeal of Graceville; two granddaughters, Karla McNeal Dotson of Crawfordville and Edith McNeal Brandt of Valdosta; and five great-grandchildren, Joseph, Allen and Mallory Dotson all of Crawfordville, Mary Lee and Jeana Lynn Brandt both of Valdosta. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, 926-3333). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Gladys Vann Allen, 82, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Fort Braden Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial at Fort Braden Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Fort Braden Community Center following the interment. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-942-2929). Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Braden Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 3640 Hall Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Born in Blountstown, she had resided in Tallahassee for the past 47 years. She was an ordained minister and a former pastor at Fort Braden Pentecostal Holiness Church. She retired as a nurse from Sunland Hospital. She is survived by two sons, Edgar Allen (and wife Sandra) and Randy Allen (and wife Glenda), both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Judy Kelley (and husband Kyle) of Tallahassee; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rainey Edgar Allen; a grandchild, Hardy Shelnutt; and a great-grandchild, Levi Slyton. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/28/2004.
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Henry G. "Hank" Allen II, 38, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, as a result injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. He is survived by his daughter, Amber Michelle Allen of Panacea; his father, H.G. Allen of Tallahassee; two brothers, Dale Robert Allen and Richard Otto Allen, both of Tallahassee; and a sister, Alicia Corder of Bascom. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/24/2003.
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Ira R. Allen Jr., 80, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the Margaret Dozier Hospice House. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jean Allen. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Project of Tallahassee, 301 E. Tharpe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303. Born in Fitzgerald, Ga., he made Tallahassee his home in 1931. A Baptist in faith, he was a member and former president of the Optimist Club. A Navy veteran, he had a long and successful career in communications, and retired as Manager for Centel Telephone Company. Other survivors include his sons, Ira R. "Rob" Allen, Jr. (and his wife Sharon) of Tallahassee, and Ralph Turnipseed of Buffalo, N.Y.; daughters, Nancy Wood (and her husband Jerry) of Panacea, Stenza Morgan of Monticello, Peggy Sanders (and her husband Ronald) of Monticello, and Debbie French (and her husband Mark) of Tallahassee; a sister, Mildred Hawkins of Charlottesville, Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira R. and Sadie Allen. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/4/2007.
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Tallahassee - James Olan Allen, Sr., 82, of Tallahassee died of natural causes Sunday November 8, 1998 in Lake City. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Braden Pentecostal Church in Fort Braden, with burial at Fort Braden Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at bevis Funeral Home (385-2193). A lifelong resident of the Fort Braden area, he was an Army veteran of WWII and was a member of Fort Braden Pentecostal Church. He is survived by two sons, William "Billy" Allen and James "Bubba" Allen, both of Tallahassee; a sister, Inez Todd of Bryceville; six grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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SOPCHOPPY - Jerry Allen Jr., 65, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy. Miller Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850- 878-9778) is handling arrangements. He was a native of Sop-choppy. Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Bunion and Marita Rosier-Hawkins, both of Sopchoppy; his mother, Sallie White of Sopchoppy; five brothers, Marvin White of Tallahassee, Leonard White of Crawfordville and John White, Gillis White and Tommy White, all of Sopchoppy; five sisters, Willie Mae Stevens, Mary White, Cora Hines and Arlene Randolph, all of Sopchoppy, and Bertha Lowery of Crawfordville; two special cousins, Missionary Ethel Skipper and Deaconess Alberta Hines, both of Sopchoppy; seven grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/19/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Okey Louis Allen, 89, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at his home. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley A. Bryant of Crawfordville. The service will be held this week in Gassaway, W.Va. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is handling local arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/15/2006.
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Ola Harvey Allen, 98, who retired from the Department of Motor Vehicles, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. The service will be at 3:30 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include a son, Vernon L. Allen (and wife Doris); five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two sisters, Irene Cox and Bernice Newton, both of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Ettiemae Golden of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. "Sam" Allen. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/28/2004 - 8/29/2004.
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Crawfordville - Orland Allen Jr., 78, a correctional officer with FCI, died Friday, May 3, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Mildred M. Allen of Crawfordville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) in Crawfordville, with burial at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at the funeral home. A resident of Crawfordville for 23 years, he was an Army veteran. He attended Crawfordville United Methodist Church. Other survivors include a son, Tim Allen (and wife Karen) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Barbara Neeley of Tallahassee; a brother, Paul Allen of Piketon, Ohio; a sister, Imogene Bucy of Waverly, Ohio; four grandsons, Seth Neeley, Cody Neeley, Branden Allen and Joshua Allen; and a great grandson, Alexander Neeley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Richard "Tricky Sam" Allen, 48, a general laborer, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bryant Allen. The service will be at noon EST Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with the Rev. Chris A. Burney officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 1 Cemetery in Crawfordville. The funeral cortege will assemble at 11:15 a.m. EST at 92-B Allen Harvey St. in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Richardson's Family Funeral Care, in Tallahassee (878-4144) and from 11 a.m. to noon EST Saturday at the church. Other survivors include a son, Richard Allen Jr. of Crawfordville; a daughter, Jawana Allen of Crawfordville; his father, David Jerome Rosier of Sopchoppy; his mother, Annie B. Allen Gavin of Sopchoppy; three sisters, Leola Gavin of Sopchoppy, and Christine Gavin and the Rev. Gloria Gardner, both of Tallahassee; seven brothers, Leroy Gavin and Robert Lee Gavin, both of Sopchoppy, David Jerome Rosier II and Winter Lee Bryant, both of Tallahassee, Deonte Jerome Rosier of Crawfordville, and James Jones and Thomas Jones, both of Waco, Texas; two grandchildren; his maternal grandmother, Laura Bradham of Tallahassee; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/27/2003.
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Sopchoppy - Robert B. Allen, 65, of Sopchoppy died June 13, 1996 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery in Sopchoppy. A lifelong resident of Sopchoppy, he was employed at Carl Revell Welding Co. until his retirement. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and was a member of St. Nora Primitive Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Susie A. Allen of Sopchoppy; a son, Willie D. Allen of Sopchoppy; three daughters, Dorothy Cotton and Gail Freeman, both of Sopchoppy, and Phyllis Harvey of Crawfordville, 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. (Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee, 224-2139.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Vernie S. Allen, 90, died Sunday, June 6, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 3705 N. Monroe St., with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a native of Wakulla County and a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Fort Braden Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a school crossing guard for more than 20 years with the city of Tallahassee. Survivors include two sons, Dozer Allen (and wife Laris) and Dalton Allen (and wife Tenilla), both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Kathleen Arms (and husband Sterling) of Tallahassee; three brothers, R.E. Stanaland of Tallahassee and G.C. Stanaland and James Stanaland, both of Plant City; two sisters, Gennie Mae Grissett of Tallahassee and Joy Belle Varn of Plant City; four grandsons, Eugene Strickland, Allan Strickland, Mike Allen and Jeffery Allen; two granddaughters, Kaye Chase and Libby Allen (and husband Jim Singleton); and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Luther F. Allen. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/8/2004
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Vernon Leroy Allen, 83, a retired school principal, died Sept. 23, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Doris S. Allen. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT today at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park Cemetery, Timberlane Road (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He served in the Americal Division of the United States Army in the Philippines, Fiji and Japan as a reconnaissance leader. He will be greatly missed. Other survivors include a son, Brian Allen (and wife Anna); four daughters, Barbara Kent (and husband Dr. Charles), Laura Wright, Rebecca Arey (and husband Dale) and Linda Schank (and husband Rodney); a beloved aunt, Bernice Newton; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Council L. "Sam" Allen and Ola Harvey Allen. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 9/26/2006 - 9/28/2006.
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Vickie Louise Allen, 47, of Wakulla Station, passed suddenly on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.She was born May 2, 1969 to Shirley and Lewis Chambliss in Tampa, Florida.She is survived by her husband, Tim Allen; two daughters, Sylvia and Sharee; mother, Shirley Chambliss, all of Wakulla Station; her father and step-mother: Lewis and Ida Sue Chambliss, and brother Ricky Chambliss, all of Havana.Vickie will be remembered fondly by many, especially her daughters. "A mother is someone who can take the place of others, but whose place no one else can take." A memorial service was held at Wakulla Church of Christ, Saturday August 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel is assisting the family. (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com) Published in the Wakulla News on 9/1/2016.
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Virginia Pauline Allen-Youree, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday June 4, 2016 at Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311 (850) 942-2929 with burial at a later date at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Family received friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee, FL. 32317. A native of Westville, FL, born August 16, 1929 to William Eddie Sr. and Litha Fretwell Hudson. She has lived most of her life in Tallahassee. She was a nurse's aide at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, served countless families as a caregiver and enjoyed helping people. She loved to cook, especially for family and friends and was known for her outstanding biscuits. She enjoyed and attended church at New Hope Baptist where she was a member. She volunteered at the Lighthouse Children's Home since its inception in 1977. She is survived by her sons, John "Buddy" Ward (Nancy) and Levon Ward both of Tallahassee, and Stanley Ward (Terri) of Crawfordville; brother, Billy Hudson (Betty) of Tallahassee; sisters, Barbara Brachter of White City and Hazel Allen of Tallahassee; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands, John Ward, Arnold Allen and Delbert Youree; 5 sisters, Lillian, Pearlie, Laura, Nancy and Edna; and 3 brothers, Ben, Eddie and Doye. Funeral Home Beggs Funeral Home - Apalachee Chapel Published in The Wakulla News on June 9, 2016
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Dr. James Curwood "Jim" Aller, 85, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 in Charlottesville, Va. A service was be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church of Charlottesville. The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. EST Monday at Hill and Wood Funeral Home (434- 296-6148). The burial was Wednesday in Centerville, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Research Fund, Department of Neurology, University of Virginia. Friends may sign a guest book at www.hilland wood.com. Jim was born in Yakima, Wash., on Aug. 19, 1921, the third of five children to Pauline and Curtis Aller. Growing up he enjoyed skiing, hiking, mountain climbing and camping in the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. Jim worked hard in the family farming business and at his studies, earning an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. His graduation from the Naval Academy in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering marked the beginning of a successful and distinguished military and academic career. Upon receiving his commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy, he entered World War II as a gunnery officer on the USS McClanahan. Jim saw plenty of action during the war escorting convoys across the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean and, at the conclusion of the war, was training to become a naval aviator. After the war he served as a carrier aviator in the Pacific Fleet until 1947, then attended the Naval Postgraduate School and was subsequently detailed to Harvard University, where he earned master's degrees in both applied mathematics and computers. Following an assignment as an all-weather test pilot at Patuxent River, Md., Jim participated in the Korean War as a reconnaissance pilot. Beginning in 1953 he spent six years heading the development of the Regulus I and II surface and submarine cruise-missile systems and was involved in the early years of America's manned space program. He was also an observer at the Nevada Weapons Test Site and later categorized himself as a nuclear-testing survivor. After directing development activities on the Pacific missile range and service as electronic warfare officer for the First Fleet, he retired from the Navy as a commander in December of 1962. Once he retired, and with a family that included a wife and five children to look after, Jim really got busy. While working for the Center for Naval Analysis he completed his doctorate in biomedical engineering. After receiving that degree in 1968, Jim held the chair of physical sciences at the U.S. Naval War College and was subsequently appointed associate professor of clinical engineering at the George Washington University Medical School. In 1975 he moved to the National Science Foundation, where he served as a program director in several highly technical biomedical engineering positions and promoted research on the use of computers to improve the lives of the handicapped. He received two special achievement awards and the National Science Foundation Meritorious Service Award. After his retirement from the National Science Foundation he continued his professional work as a consultant through 2003. Visionary in his approach to the world's energy and agricultural challenges, he was a long-term advocate of the Biosaline Concept for using marginal lands and high-salinity environments for food and fuel production. During his career Jim was a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Society for Advanced Medical Systems and an editorial adviser to "Biocharacterist." He has been a consultant to the President's Advisory Council on Management Improvement (Health) and a Fellow in Medical Systems Development (United States Public Health Service). Jim enjoyed a wide variety of interests throughout his life, including a love of the outdoors, gardening, beekeeping and summers spent on the family farm in New Hampshire. He demonstrated a lasting scientific curiosity in paranormal abilities such as water dowsing and Kirlian auras. He was particularly keen on current world affairs, had strong well-researched opinions about these matters and took great pleasure in lively political discussions with family members and friends. Jim was an individual of great integrity and character who was immensely proud of his family and of his service to his country. He lived a full life, left all he touched with wonderful memories and will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Westminster Canterbury for their care and concern during his time there. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years and the love of his life, Mary Bramble Aller. He is survived by their five children, Charles Aller (and wife Marion) of Crawfordville, Dr. James David Aller (and wife Suzanne) of Charlottesville, Dr. Robert Aller (and wife Josephine) of Stony Brook, N.Y., Dr. Suzanne Aller, DVM of Oakton, Va., and Cynthia Kelly (and husband Matthew) of Fredericksburg, Va.; two sisters, Harriet and Wilma; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/11/2007.
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Tallahassee - Dorothy C. Alley, 83, of Tallahassee died Saturday, March 26, 1994 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). A native of Wakulla County, she was a longtime resident of Leon County and a Baptist. She was survived by a son, Buddy Alley of Chaires; four daughters, Dorothy A. Huggins, Mildred Edenfield and Pat Kirby, all of Tallahassee, and Helen Jodarski of Crawfordville; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Tallahassee - Richard Elwin "Ricky" Alley, 28, of Tallahassee died Sunday, December 14, 1997 in Lake Butler. The service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lake Butler Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Diane Alley of Tallahassee; a brother Marvin Dewayne Alley of Tallahassee; and a sister, Marjorie Alley Bouchard of Tallahassee. (Archer Funeral Home in Lake butler, 904-496-2008.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Ormond Beach - Former Wakulla County Sheriff C. S. Alligood, 80, of Ormond Beach died November 23, 1992 at the Humana Hospital in Daytona Beach. Services will be held Friday, December 18 at the Crawfordville Cemetery. A native of Wakulla county, he had lived in Ormond Beach for two years, moving there from Oklahoma City, OK. He was a retired, self-employed insurance salesman and served for four years as the Wakulla County Sheriff during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Alligood of Ormond Beach; a son, Sam Alligood of Ormond Beach; daughter, Marilyn Marino of Knoxville, TN; a brother, J. Q. Alligood of St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Harvey-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Tallahassee - Christopher C. Alligood, 89, of Tallahassee died February 5, 1999. The service was at 11 a.m. Saturday at Westview Cemetery in Moultrie, Ga. A native of Meigs, Ga., he was chief plumbing inspector for the city of Tallahassee when he retired. He is survived by two sisters, Ann Erskine of Perry and Dee Laird of Tallahassee. (Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home in Moultrie, 912-985-3333).
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CRAWFORDVILLE- Maude Mildred Alligood, 87, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST today at Evergreen Cemetery in Carrabelle. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST today at Kelley-Riley Funeral Home in Carrabelle (850-697-3366). She was a native of Curtis Mills, Fla., and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. She is survived by two sons, Charlie Alligood of Crawfordville and Larry Alligood of Carrabelle; three sisters, Edna Murray, Wilma Norris and Winnie Rickards, all of Carrabelle; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/13/2002.
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Norma Ruth Adams Alligood, 86, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 23, 2006. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends following the service. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333) is handling arrangements. Survivors include five nieces, Carmen Corley of Crawfordville, Nan Byrd and Donna Hulsey, both of Jacksonville, Helen Strickland of Crawfordville and Mary Audrey Hornsby of Palmetto; a nephew, Charles C. Adams of Tallahassee; four great-nieces; and four great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Alligood; her father, Lovic Adams; her mother, Vasco Forbes Adams; three sisters, Johnnie Barker, Inez Raker, Mamie Snively; and two brothers, Charlie Adams and H.T. Adams. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/24/2006.
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PANACEA - Alfred J. Anderson, 57, a hospital administrator, died Monday, May 3, 2004. The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. EDT today at River of Life Church in Crawfordville. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Anderson of Tallahassee; a sister, Mickie Anderson of Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren, Kelsey Anderson and Jordon Dickey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/6/2004.
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Chris W. Alward, 72 of Crawfordville, passed away at home on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016. Chris was born in Wayne County, Michigan in 1943. He graduated from Tavares High School in 1962 and resided in Florida most of his life. Chris was an avid wildlife lover, his favorite of them all were his raccoons. His love for animals brought him much joy throughout the years. He spent many years as a devoted fisherman and also loved to hunt, especially hog hunting. As time went on, he turned that passion into the desire to help injured and/or abused animals, and he did just that until the end of his days. Chris is survived by his Daughter, Christy Britt of Tallahassee; Son, Troy Alward of Jacksonville; Step Daughter, Kim McCormack of Crawfordville; Grandsons, Robby Britt, Kyle McCormack, and Kevin McCormack all of Crawfordville; Brothers: Jeff Alward, Frank Alward, Wayne Jackson; Sister Candace Alward; Several nieces and nephews and many friends. Chris is predeceased by his Wife and best friend, Kay Alward; granddaughter, Casey Britt, Mother, Agnes Patterson, Father, Herb Alward. A celebration of life will be held at a later date with his family members per his wishes. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Florida Wild Mammal Association, Attn: Chris Beatty, 198 Edgar Poole Road, Crawfordville, Florida, 32327. Amber Miller of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family. Published in The Wakulla News on July 14, 2016
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Woodville - Dannie Dean Anderson, 31, of Wakulla County died Thursday May 24, 1990 at home. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Lakewood Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anderson family. A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, he was a house painter and a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Julie M. Anderson of Woodville; two sons, Billy Dean Anderson and Michael Allen Anderson, both of Woodville; his mother, Annette Sasser of Crawfordville; a sister, Patty Dula of Tallahassee; three brothers, Ray Anderson and Donny Anderson, both of Crawfordville, and Jimmy Anderson of Nashville, Tenn. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - Floy Sheffield Anderson, 47 of Tallahassee died Tuesday, November 13, 1990 at her home. The service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 17 at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1932 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, 32308. A native of Edison, Ga., and longtime resident of Tallahassee, she was a retired service representative with Centel. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Anderson of Tallahassee; a son, Benny Donham of Tallahassee; her mother, Mavis Sheffield of Crawfordville; two brothers, George Sheffield Jr. of Quincy and Bobby Ray Sheffield of Tallahassee; three sisters, Annette Hale and Kathy Grubbs, both of Crawfordville and Myran Riley of Sopchoppy. Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Myra Powell Anderson, nee. Virginia Almyra Powell, was born January 29, 1908 to Benjamin Philip and Asenath Smith Powell of Union Springs, Alabama. She died December 30, 1998 in Fort Myers, FL. She received a BA from FSCW in 1929 and taught a year in Alabama. In 1930 she married Warren H. Anderson, Tallahassee native. Her husband predeceased her in 1977. In the 1960's she attained her Master's degree at FSU and taught second grade at Chaires Elementary School ten years. Myra was very active in the community including as a Girls Scout leader and membership in trinity United Methodist Church (where she served as church hostess and communion steward), American Legion Auxiliary (past president) D.A.R., FSCW Emeritus Club, Kappa Delta Alumnae Association, O.D.K., Springtime Tallahassee, Tallahassee Memorial Auxiliary, and Tallahassee Woman's Club. Her interest in local history inspired her service as a docent at the Old Capitol and the Knott House. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Pearl Lammon Anderson, 104, a retired domestic worker, died Saturday, April 3, 2004. The service will be at noon EDT Saturday at Thessalonia Missionary Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Walker Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139). The funeral cortege will assemble at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at 1550 Rankin Ave. She was a native of Vernon and lived in Wabasso for many years. She was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as church organizer and building-fund president. She served as president of the Missionary Society and was a member of the Usher Board, Baptist Training Union and many other auxiliaries of the church. She was a licensed missionary. She served as grand president for the state of Florida Pallbearer Lodges. She was a member of True Light Pallbearer Charity Society for more than 50 years and served as worthy matron for Sunlight Chapter No. 38, Order of the Eastern Star, and as register of deeds for the Order of Calanthe. Survivors include cousins and caretakers, Samuel G. and Susie Harper of Tallahassee; an adopted son, Eddie Peoples of West Palm Beach; a godson, Karma of West Palm Beach; other cousins, Benita Triplett and Jett Harper, both of St. Marks, the family of the late Hattie Bivens of Miccosukee, the Leon and Rachael Porter family of Sopchoppy, the Emanuel and Pansey Bennett family of Tallahassee, Deacon Nathaniel Russ and family of Chaires and Frank and Elizabeth Hines of Gainesville; and other cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/8/2004.
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TALLAHASSEE: Winona Colvin Anderson, 67, of Tallahassee died Friday, February 28, at her home. The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Light Church in Wakulla County, with burial at the church cemetery. A native of Fort Myers and longtime resident of Tallahassee, she was a homemaker and a member of New Light Church. She is survived by a son, Eugene Thaxton of Crawfordville; a brother, Howard D. Colvin of Fayetteville, N.C.; and three grandchildren. (Culley's Meadow Wood Riggins Road Chapel, 877-8191). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2-28-1992.
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Tallahassee - Kenneth E. Andreu, 59, of 1653 Mayhew Drive, died Friday at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Culley & Sons Funeral Home. Burial follows in Crawfordville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Leesburg, he had lived in Tallahassee for 31 years. He was manager for Interstate Life Insurance Co. and a member of the First Baptist Church, the Tallahassee Elks Lodge and the Underwriter's Association. He was also a US Marine Corps veteran of WWII and a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Pearl Andreu of Tallahassee; one daughter Evelyn Dinunzio of Myrtle Beach, SC; three brothers, Frank D. Andreu of Fort Bradenton, Robert Andreu of Haines City and Joe Andreu of Miami; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Pearl Andreau-Finney, 86, who retired from the Florida Department of Revenue after 30 years, died Monday, May 5, 2003. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 p.m. EDT until the service at the funeral home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Elkettes and Eastern Star chapter in Crawfordville. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn DiNunzio of Tallahassee; two sisters, Katherine Strickland-Woods and Bessie Linzy, both of Crawfordville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/7/2003.
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Woodville - Mrs. Elizabeth B. Andrew, 74, of Woodville, died Thursday, September 16, 1965 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Woodville, with the Rev. Delmar Stiger officiating. Burial will follow in Crawfordville Cemetery. A native of Leslie Fife, Scotland, Mrs. Andrew had lived for some time with her son, Frank R. Andrew of Woodville. She was a former Eastern Star. Other survivors include three grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat September 17, 1965.
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PANACEA -Autumn L. Andrews, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, in Carrabelle. The service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Lake Ellen Cemetery in Medart. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mrs. Andrews was born in Harmonsburg, Pa., and was a resident of Panacea for 30 years. She was a member of Lake Ellen Baptist Church. Her survivors include two nieces, Susan Berti of Mercer, Pa., and Jo Sabalskis of Pennsylvania; two nephews, William Paul Andrews of Big Pine Key and Douglas Andrews of Sedona, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Ruth Hartley of Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Paul Andrews of Pennsylvania; and six cousins, Diane Curlee of Crawfordville, Rex Britton of Andover, Ohio, Gary Britton Sr. of Jefferson, Ohio, Keith Britton and Daryl Britton, both of Ohio, and Linda Cowden of California. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/7/2003.
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SOPCHOPPY - Ernie Lashay "Shay" Andrews Sr., 30, an employee at R.A.W. Construction, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, in Tallahassee in an accidental drowning. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Elder Andrew Morris will officiate. A viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Grant Richardson Jr. Memorial Chapel at Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144). A wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. Friends may sign the guest registry at www.richardson-funeralcare.com. He was a native of Tallahassee and a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy. He was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven. He was a 1996 graduate of Wakulla High School, and he won second place in the free-style wrestling state championship. He also ran track and played football. Survivors include a daughter, Sierra Andrews; two sons, Ernie L. Andrews Jr. and Isiah Andrews; his parents, Ernest and Florine Andrews; a brother, Phillip "Lewis" Rosier; a sister, Yolanda Andrews-Calloway (and Delmus); 10 aunts; two uncles; seven nieces; four nephews; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; his godparents, Leon and Rachel Porter and Mary Bell; and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/6/2006.
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Katie Beatrice Andrews, 66, a home health technician, died Wednesday, March, 14, 2007. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday at the Grant Richardson Jr. Memorial Chapel of Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144), with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Brother Rick Harvey will officiate. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. EDT until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Friends may sign the guest registry at www.richardsoncares.org. She was a native of Crawfordville. She is survived by three devoted sisters, Emma Andrews, Amy Andrews and Florine Andrews Belgrave (and Charles); 11 aunts; one uncle; three nieces; one nephew; two devoted friends, Cynthia of West Palm and Catherine of Tallahassee; and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 3/15/2007 - 3/22/2007.
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WACISSA - Thomas Wayne Andrews, 51, a laboratory technician for General Dynamics in St. Marks, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Beth Page Cemetery in Wacissa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (997-5612) is handling arrangements. He was a lifelong resident of Wacissa and was a Baptist. He is survived by his mother, Frances Andrews of Wacissa; four brothers, Billy Andrews (and wife Linda) of Cross City, Ricky Andrews and Todd Andrews (and wife Cheryl), both of Wacissa, and Roger Andrews (and wife Ruth Ann) of Crawfordville; two sisters, Jo Ann Andrews of Monticello and Jackie Rutherford (and husband Sammy) of Monticello; 14 loving nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Andrews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/8/2004.
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Lou Jannie Nails Anfinson, 56, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005. A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. EST Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193). Family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Jannie was a native and longtime resident of Tallahassee. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Anfinson of Tallahassee and Connie Anfinson Bell of Jacksonville; a son, Jerry Anfinson Jr. of Woodville; three sisters, Ann Little of Wakulla Station, Delane Hightower of Plant City and Sandy McNair of Woodville; two brothers, Dan Nails Jr. of South Carolina and James Dannelly Jr. of Wakulla Station; and a number of grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Dan Nails Sr.; her mother, Ruth Matthews Dannelly; and a son Danny Anfinson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/27/2005.
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Crawfordville - Clyde M. Aplin, 78 of Crawfordville died Wednesday, June 13, 1990 at Wakulla Manor Nursing Home in Medart. Services were held Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at the Ivan Assembly of God Church with interment in the Woodville Cemetery. A native of Gant, Ala., he had lived in Leon and Wakulla counties most of his life. He was retired from the maintenance department at Florida State University and was a member of the Ivan Assembly of God Church. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Aplin of Crawfordville; seven daughters, Dorothy Stephens, Joy Carroway and Nancy Barwick, all of Panacea, Shirley Brown of Blountstown, Louise Langston and Sarah Dyer, both of Tallahassee, and Jeannie Causseaux of Woodville and two sons, Charles Harrell and Thomas J. Duggar, both of Tallahassee. Culley-Henderson-Guerry Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - Myrtle L. Aplin, 90, of Tallahassee died of natural causes Thursday, February 26, 1998. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (877-8191), with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Library, 200 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee 32301. A native of Thomasville, Ga., she had lived in Tallahassee since 1928. A former employee of federal and state government as well as Tallahassee Memorial Regional Hospital, she organized the Youth Program at the Leon County Public Library before her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. She is survived by two sons, Charles Harrell and Thomas J. Duggar Jr., both of Tallahassee; three daughters, Louise H. Langston, Sara D. Dyer and Jeannie Causseaux, all of Tallahassee; a sister Margaret P. Hargrove of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Carolina Flores "Cary" Ard, age not given, a pharmacy technician, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Sunday at the funeral home. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, and moved to Crawfordville in 1969. She previously worked at Eden Springs/Wakulla Manor for many years and enjoyed the residents there. She will be missed by many but not forgotten by any. She is survived by her three children, Elizabeth F. Simental (and husband Obegario) of Hill City, S.D., Debra Defend Thomas (and husband Mike) of Crawfordville and Douglas H. Defend Jr. of Crawfordville; eight grandchildren; four brothers, all from Texas; and two sisters, both from Texas. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/18/2003.
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PANACEA - Robert "Charlie" Armstrong, 71, a contractor, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley Armstrong. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in West Palm Beach and had been a resident of Panacea since 1998, coming from West Palm Beach. He was a member of Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church. He retired from the construction business and was a former exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge of West Palm Beach. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and was a member of St. James Bay Golf Club in Carrabelle. Other survivors include a daughter, Shari Evans (and husband Chris) of Crawfordville; a stepdaughter, Gervais Ashley (and husband Hal and family) of Johnson City, Tenn.; a sister, Barbara Bryant of Augusta, Ga.; a grandson, Scott Armstrong Evans of Crawfordville; and a granddaughter, Kaylee M. Evans of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/15/2007.
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Crawfordville - Susan M. Armstrong, 66, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Medart. Family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at the church. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (877-8191) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/10/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jason Eugene Arnold, 32, a computer network administrator, died Monday, May 26, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Mona Shimp Arnold. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at First Christian Church in Tallahassee. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Children of Jason Eugene Arnold Memorial Fund, c/o SCORE Federal Credit Union, 1447 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Jason was a graduate of Godby High School and Florida State University. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of First Christian Church. He enjoyed working on automobiles, fishing, sports and spending time with his family. Other survivors include a son, Holden Edward Arnold of Crawfordville; a daughter, Mykah Lorin Arnold of Crawfordville; his parents, Johnny and Carolyn Arnold of DeFuniak Springs; two brothers, John Arnold (and wife Bridgette) of Washington, D.C., and Adam Arnold (and wife Donna) of Tallahassee; his paternal grandmother, Georgia Arnold of Newbern, Tenn.; his maternal grandmother, Emma Jean Phillips of Fort Wayne, Ind.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/28/2003.
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PANACEA - Samuel J. Artiglere, 73, a retired policeman who had worked for the Madison, N.J., Police Department, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Artiglere. The service is planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 85, Sopchoppy, FL 32358, or to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, P.O. Box 454, Crawfordville, FL 32326. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Mr. Artiglere was born in Madison and resided in Panacea for 18 years. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He was a member of the Wakulla County Moose Lodge and the American Legion Post No. 114 in Crawfordville. He also worked for the Wakulla County School Board. He is survived by a brother, Johnny Artiglere of Madison; three sisters, Rapheal Chipoletti of Madison, Florence Marcantonio of Wisconsin and Babe Spriggs of New York; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/21/2002 - 12/22/2002.
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CAIRO - Myrtle Moneyham Asbell, 78, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in Thomasville, Ga. She is survived by her husband, James B. Asbell. The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cairo Church of God, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home (229-377-1414). Other survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, James E. and Kathy Asbell of Tallahassee, Kenneth and Delorise Asbell of Thomasville, Donald H. and Linda Asbell of Dalton, Ga., Mickey and Mary Ann Asbell of Crawfordville and Ronnie and Sharon Asbell of Cairo; a brother, Ernest Moneyham of Whigham, Ga.; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Charlie Cloud of Jacksonville; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/18/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William Able "Jack" Ashburn, 78, a car salesman for Alford Chevrolet, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ashburn. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Ellen Baptist Church Building Fund, 4495 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was born in Holt and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1966. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Lake Ellen Baptist Church. Other survivors include a son, Richie Ashburn (and wife Ginny) of Seale, Ala.; two daughters, Jody Oliver of Tallahassee and Susan Dees (and husband Allen) of Crawfordville; two stepdaughters, Debbie Bates (and husband Terry) of Clanton, Ala., and Brenda Mitchell (and husband Wayne) of Crawfordville; a stepson, Curtis Goins (and wife Peggy) of Autaugaville, Ala.; a brother, Ken Ashburn of Tallahassee; five grandchildren, Heather, Dana, Courtney, Hillary and Caleb; two great-grand-children, Noah and Kylee; four stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/25/2005.
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James Donald Ashley, 68, of Sopchoppy, died at the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House June 26, 2016. He was born April 15, 1948 in Orlando, Florida. Don Ashley was a passionate family man and wildlife conservationist. He is survived by his wife Pamela, sons Brett (Juliet) and Kevin (Aimee) and daughter Jennifer Browning (Bert). He counted his ten grandchildren as a true blessing. Also survived by his 3 brothers Ronnie, Tommy and Johnny. His love of nature began when he worked for Ross Allen at the Silver Springs attraction doing alligator and rattlesnake shows. He attended the University of Florida and went to work for the Florida Fresh Water Fish Commission in the early 1970's. He attained the rank of Major and met his future wife Pamela there, who was working a summer job in the radio room while attending FSU. He went on to become an advocate for the alligator industry and lead the way to change state and federal laws allowing the sale and export of this new industry. He developed a grading system for alligator hides that was accepted worldwide and worked with alligator farmers to develop the original egg and hatchling collection program on public lands. National publications like National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist magazine and the New York Times regularly contacted him for his updates on the alligator and crocodilian industry. In the past he served on the Florida Wildlife Federation's Board of Directors served as a Board of Trustee for the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab. Upon making Franklin County his home in the late 1980's he served on the Riverkeepers Board of Directors as well as the original Franklin County Habitat for Humanity. He peacefully passed away from cancer surrounded by his family. In lieu of flowers the family asks for a donation to be made to the Franklin County Habitat for Humanity. A celebration of his life will be held at the historic Breakaway Lodge in the near future. Rest in peace, you are with nature. Your loving family. Arrangements are under the care of Skip Young with Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Published in The Wakulla News on July 7, 2016
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SAVANNAH - Clinton N. Ashmore, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1086, Tallahassee, FL 32302. A longtime resident of Tallahassee, Clinton N. Ashmore died after a long illness. Born in Ben Haden, he was the son of the late Robert Roy Ashmore Sr. and Lola Revell Ashmore. He graduated from Florida High in Tallahassee, attended the University of Florida and graduated from Cumberland University Law School in 1933. Starting in 1936, he served several terms as prosecutor and county attorney in Wakulla County. In 1949, he was elected prosecuting attorney of Leon County and served in that capacity for 10 years. He was then appointed United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida by President John F. Kennedy. After completing 20 years of federal service under several administrations, he retired in 1978 to live in the River Sink community of Wakulla County. He moved to Savannah in his later years to be near his family. He was a past president of the Tallahassee Bar Association and the second Judicial Bar Association. He was a past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and received the Good Government Award from the State Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized in Who's Who in America. He was a member of the Florida Bar Association for 50 years and was recently recognized as a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge, Ashmore 102, in Sopchoppy. He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Chap and Marie A. Ashmore of Register, Ga.; a grandchild, Adeline Katherine Ashmore of Register; and a brother, Rob Roy Ashmore, of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Savarese Ashmore. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/10/2003.
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Orlando - Services for Florence T. Ashmore, a former resident of Tallahassee who died Monday, March 1, 1999, will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Delaney Street Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Contribution in Mrs. Ashmore's memory may be made to Delaney Street Baptist Church Mother's Day out, 1919 S. Delaney St., Orlando, FL 32806. Mrs. Ashmore is survived by her husband, George B.; son, G. Michael Ashmore and his wife, Ann of Boxborough, MA; daughter, Robin A. Stephens and her husband, Randall L. of Orlando; grandson, Brandon L. Stephens of Orlando and her sister-in-law, Mary A. Hartman and her husband, Wayne L. Sr. of Tallahassee. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home Orlando (407)898-2561. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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SMITH CREEK - Freeman Winton Ashmore, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Mount Elon Baptist Church, with burial at Smith Creek Community Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Mount Elon Baptist Church, Smith Creek Road, Sopchoppy, FL 32358. Freeman Winton Ashmore, a lifelong resident of the Tallahassee and Wakulla County area, passed away at his home at Ashmore Cove, Wakulla County. He celebrated his 94th birthday on Dec. 24. Born 1908 in Ashmore near Sopchoppy, Freeman grew up In the woods of Wakulla County with a family of six brothers and four sisters. His early years were spent in pursuits of hunting and fishing along the Ochlockonee River, and he never lost his love of being on the river and in the woods. During his early manhood, he helped the Army Corps of Engineers survey most of Wakulla Country, from Crawfordville to the Ochlockonee River, and worked his own logging operation with J.B. Kyle, a lifelong friend. Following this, Freeman moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida and, while there, met the love of his life, Mary Belle Ridgell. Freeman and Mary Belle were married in 1930 and returned to Wakulla County, where he helped his family in the turpentine business. In the years to follow, Freeman joined Crawfordville High School as a mathematics teacher and also coached the basketball team to the state finals. He moved to Bascom for one year as a teacher but returned to Crawfordville when the school board offered him the position of principal of Crawfordville High School. Following his years there, he moved his family to Tallahassee to serve as principal of Fort Braden, then transferred as principal to Prince Murat, South City and Kate Sullivan elementary schools. In 1964 Freeman was elected superintendent of Leon County schools. He served two terms, and in 1972 retired to the Ochlockonee River and Wakulla County. He wrote many articles for a local magazine that described situations, local residents and life in the early 1900s in Wakulla County. His articles became so well known that he was encouraged to print a book of those recollections. In 2002, at age 93, Freeman published his book, "Looking Back." He was lovingly referred to as "Mr. History" for Wakulla County by those who knew him. Freeman Ashmore is survived by two sons, Dale Ashmore (and wife Carol) of Tallahassee and Michael Ashmore (and wife Patrice) of Atlanta; a daughter-in-law, Ann Hall Ashmore; a brother, Enwood Ashmore of Havana; three sisters, FIoriene Langston of Tallahassee, Newlin Nevis of Gainesville and Sheryl Ferrell of Crawfordville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His beloved Mary Belle preceded him in death in 1999 at age 84, and son Byrne Ashmore died in 2002. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 1/25/2003 - 1/26/2003.
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George B. Ashmore, 87, of Orlando and a former resident of Tallahassee, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando, with interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT Thursday at Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home (407) 898-2561. He is survived by his second wife, Meroe of Chipley; his son, Mike, daughter-in-law Ann and grandson Evan of Boxborough, Mass.; his daughter, Robin Ashmore Stephens, son-in-law Randy and grandson Brandon of Orlando; and his sister, Mary Ashmore Hartman (and husband Wayne) of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death and welcomed into heaven by his wife of 53 years, Florence. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/8/2003.
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Tallahassee - Myron Ashmore, 83, of Tallahassee died Monday February 24, 1997 in Hollywood. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggings Road Chapel in Tallahassee (877-8191). A native of Smith Creek, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1969. he was an instructional dean at Tallahassee Junior College until his retirement in 1975. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of WWII and earned his doctorate at Florida State University. He taught school at Fort Meade High School in 1938, and was principal of schools in Bonifay and Hollywood before being elected superintendent of Broward County Schools. He was an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, where he was president of Primetime Seniors and a member of the Saints Alive Chorus. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Opal Gray Ashmore of Tallahassee; a son Julian Ashmore of Tallahassee; two daughters, Sharon Brown and Sandra Wagner, both of Hollywood three brothers, Freeman Ashmore and Enwood Ashmore, both of Tallahassee, and Durent Ashmore of Montgomery, Ala., three sisters, Floriene Langston of Tallahassee, Sheryl Ferrell of Crawfordville and Newlin Nevis of Gainesville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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Tallahassee - Opal Gray Ashmore, 82, of Tallahassee died of natural causes Sunday June 15, 1997. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Presbyterian Church, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1732 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee 32308-5428. A native of Tallahassee and a former resident of Hollywood, FL she hand lived in Tallahassee since 1969. She was a retired teacher and a homemaker. She was also a member of Saints Alive Choral Group and church Circle No. 3 at Faith Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, Julian Gray Ashmore of Tallahassee; two daughters, Sharon Brown of Tallahassee and Sandra Wagner of Hollywood; three brother Robert Ward Gray of Asheville, NC, Richard Carlton Gray of Waynesville, NC and Stanley Harris Gray of Waynesboro, Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - Wayne Verriel Ashmore, 72, of 1616 Kuhlacre Drive, died Tuesday, September 4, 1979 at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was a native of Wakulla County and lived in the area all of his life. He was the retired principal of Elizabeth Cobb School and a past president of the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Zana M. Ashmore, of Tallahassee; five brothers, Freeman W. Ashmore, Myron Lytton Ashmore and Robert Enwood Ashmore, all of Tallahassee, John D. Ashmore, of Montgomery, Ala., and Henry Ludlow Ashmore, of Savannah, Ga., and four sisters, Eloise Langston and Sheryl Ferrell, both of Crawfordville, Floriene Langston, of Havana, and Newlin Nevis of Gainesville. Services were Thursday at the chapel of Culley and Sons Funeral Home. Burial followed in Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Larry Fon Atkins, 60, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at Burlington Sante Fe Cemetery in Branford. Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/16/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Beatras L. Atkinson, 75, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Thursday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church, with burial at Pigott Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She moved to Crawfordville from Macclenny in 1966. She was a member of Crawfordville First Baptist. Survivors include four daughters, Linda Jane Williams of Macclenny, Debra A. Miller (and husband Tim) of Panacea, Brenda L. Nipper (and husband David) of Macclenny and Virginia R. Atkinson of Crawfordville; two daughters-in-law, Dessera "Dee" Atkinson of Crawfordville and Sarah "Shorty" Atkinson Brooks of Ocilla, Ga.; a grandson, Kencade Atkinson of Ocilla; a sister, Dorothy L. Carter of Frostproof; a brother, E.W. Lucas of Thomasville, Ga.; 28 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royce Atkinson Sr.; two sons, Royce "Buddy" Atkinson Jr. and David Lee Atkinson; two grandchildren, James "Jimmy" Norman Jr. and Pattie Lynn Nipper; two sisters; and a brother. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/5/2003
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Crawfordville - "Buddy" Royce W. Atkinson Jr., 54, the owner/operator of Atkinson Electric, A/C & Refrigeration service, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Dee Atkinson. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Friday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church, with burial at Pigott's Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the home of Buddy and Dee Atkinson, 1055 Wakulla Arran Road, Crawfordville. Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Atkinson was a native of Meigs, Ga. He moved from Macclenny to Wakulla County in 1965. He was a member of the Wakulla Men's Club and the Florida Fisherman Federation. He was a veteran of the Army and an honorary deputy with the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office. He was of the Baptist faith. Other survivors include his mother, Beatras Atkinson of Crawfordville; four sisters, Linda Williams and Brenda Nipper of Macclenny, Debra Miller of Panacea, and Virginia Atkinson of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Royce W. Atkinson Sr.; and a brother, David Lee Atkinson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Tallahassee - Vernon C. Atkinson, 81, of Tallahassee died Tuesday, January 21, 1997. the service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee 32308. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he had been a deputy clerk in the Leon County court system. He served in the 398th Division of the Army Air Forces during WWII, and was a co-pilot on a B-17 bomber that was shot down over France. He was a prisoner of war in Barth, Germany, and the Stalag I prison camp for 11 months. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge, the Optimist Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and had served as a captain in the National Guard. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Faye Creekmore Atkinson of Tallahassee; four daughters, Sherry Atkinson Fraser of Havana, Joan Melnick of Tallahassee; Donna King of Mount Plymouth and Anne McAfee of Odessa; two sisters, Cleverdelle Toms of Atlanta and Shirley Shelton of Tallahassee; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Crawfordville - Truman Elson Austin Sr., 82, of Crawfordville died Friday September 19, 1997, of natural causes in Lake City. The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery. A native of Marianna and longtime resident of Crawfordville, he was in the Navy. He was a retired mechanic in Wakulla County and a Baptist. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Eloise Russell Austin of Crawfordville; two sons, Sidney Austin and Truman Austin Jr., both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Patricia Atkins of Sneads and Marcia Raker of Crawfordville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Clyde C. Autrey, 68, died Monday, October 15, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lynda M. Autrey. No services are planned. Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193) handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakulla County Animal Shelter, 1 Oak St., Crawfordville, FL 32327. A native and lifelong resident of the Tallahassee area, Clyde was an avid fisherman and of the Baptist faith. Other survivors include four children, Robbie Autrey (Brenda) of Springfield, Mo., Lisa Bishop (Randy) of Wakulla, Neil Autrey (Sheila) of Crawfordville and Jimmy Autrey of Woodville; one brother, Buck Autrey (Betty) of Jacksonville; one sister, Becky Lawrence of Okeechobee; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/18/2007.
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Tallahassee - David A. Avant Jr., 80, of Tallahassee died Saturday, January 23, 2000. The service will be at 10 a.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church with military graveside services following at the Davis plot in the old City Cemetery. A private burial will be at a later date at Roselawn Cemetery. A native of Tallahassee, he was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. A genealogist and a writer, he was named the Genealogical Scholar of the Year in 1998 by the Florida State Genealogical Society. He served as president of the Florida State Archives Association, the Sons of the American Revolutions, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tallahassee Art League, Men's Camellia Club Tallahassee Genealogical Society and the Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class. He had been a steward and Sunday School teacher at Trinity United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Troeger of Tallahassee; a son, David A. Avant III; a stepson, the Rev. Joe John Clifford; a brother, George Avant; a sister, Mrs. J. Morgan McJunkin of Lake Placid; and a step grandson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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Sopchoppy - Frank Taylor Avery, 29, of Sopchoppy died Monday February 8, 1999 in Wakulla. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee, with burial at Oak Park Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla Springs Baptist Church for April Avery. A native of Bethesda, Md., he had lived in the Tallahassee area since 1979. He was a member of the St. James Hunting Club. He is survived by a daughter, April Avery of Sopchoppy; his mother, Joy Barnes of Charlotte, NC and a sister, Jay-Bea Avery of Fort Lauderdale. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Roy Lafayette Avery Jr., 63, who retired from the U.S. Navy, passed into eternal peace Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Collene Avery of Sopchoppy. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at Bonnett Pond in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla Bank for the Roy L. Avery Jr. Memorial Fund to further cancer research. He was born in Lake City on April 7, 1944. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1974 after proudly serving his country for 13 years, and he was bestowed with numerous citations. Roy enjoyed time spent with his family and friends, fishing, hunting and everything to do with the outdoors. He has left behind to grieve and celebrate his life daughters, Juanita Avery Blakey of Sopchoppy and Bonnie Moneyhan of Baton Rouge, La.; a son, Roy "Scooter" Avery II of Medart; nine grandchildren, Jessica Windham of Sopchoppy, Jennifer Pineirovigo of San Diego, Calif., Sarah Blakey of Baton Rouge, Ivie Gremillon of Ft. Stuart, Ga., Jacob Blakey of Shoal, Ind., Stephen and Matthew Moneyhan of Baton Rouge, and Shelby and Roy "Buddy" Avery IV of Medart; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Tommy Avery of Tallahassee and Ronnie Avery of Ocala; sisters, Patricia Atteberry of Parkersburg, Iowa, Cheryl Green of Lake City, Glenda Avery of Lake City and Linda Welsh of New Port Richey; and their families and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Jeanette Avery, and a sister, Carol Kaye Wood. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/16/2007.
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